Saying their investigation thus far suggests a Friday shooting outside a Portland alternative high school was gang-related, police confirmed that they arrested a suspect early Saturday morning, The Associated Press reports.
Officials declined to identify the man until after he is booked, but they did confirm that the 22 year old was stopped in a vehicle around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, and that a handgun was found in the car. Witnesses say a dispute outside Rosemary Anderson High School preceded the Friday shooting that left three people wounded. Taylor Michelle Zimmers, 16, is in critical condition; David Jackson-Liday, 20, and Labraye Franklin, 17, were also taken to a nearby hospital but are reportedly in stable condition.
Police said while it appears the shooter has gang ties, it is unclear which victims may also be linked to gangs, or how many of the victims were actually in a dispute with the shooter.