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Portland 14-year-old dies of gunshot wound

Gang violence investigated in death of Shiloh Hampton

The Columbian

News Release from: Portland Police Bureau


Posted: April 20th, 2011 11:39 AM

This morning, Wednesday April 20, 2011, at approximately 8:20 a.m., 14-year-old Shiloh Hampton died at an area hospital. The Oregon State Medical Examiner will be conducting an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of Monday’s shooting and would still like to hear from anyone with information about the shooting.

Anyone with information is urged to call Detective Rico Beniga at (503) 823-0457.



Portland Police Detectives have identified the victim in yesterday’s shooting at Northeast 11th Avenue and Northeast Multnomah as 14-year-old Shiloh Hampton. Investigators learned that Shiloh was at the Lloyd Center Mall earlier in the day with a group of friends. The group made their way to the southeast corner of Northeast 11th Avenue and Northeast Multnomah at about 5:00 p.m. last evening when someone fired numerous rounds at the entire group. Shiloh was struck by the gun fire while the rest of the group fled from the area. Shiloh remains in critical condition with life threatening injuries.

Police spoke to several witnesses in the area, however, none of the persons with Shiloh remained to talk with police. Investigators consider the persons with Shiloh potential victims and are asking that these persons contact police regarding this shooting investigation.

Investigators believe this shooting involved persons associated with gangs, however, have not been able to determine Shiloh’s involvement with gangs or if he was the intended shooting victim.

Witnesses in the area provided police with a possible suspect vehicle description and police would like the public’s help in locating this vehicle. Investigators are looking for a white late 80’s Mercedes. The vehicle is lowered, has tinted windows and chrome rims.

Anyone with information about the investigation, witnesses to the shooting or information about the persons with Shiloh, or the listed vehicle are asked to contact Detectives Paul Dolbey or Rico Beniga at 503 823-0457

Original Messages Below

Portland Police detectives continue to investigate the circumstances of this afternoons shooting at Northeast 11th and Multnomah.

The victim, a 14-year-old male, is in critical condition at an area hospital with life-threatening gunshot wounds.

Initial information to police was that several shots were fired in the area of Northeast 11th and Multnomah. When officers arrived they found the victim down on the NW corner sidewalk of Holladay Park. Medical personnel briefly treated him at the scene then transported him to an area hospital.

Detectives from the Homicide Detail and Gang Enforcement Team are at Northeast 11th and Multnomah processing the crime scene and interviewing witnesses. At this point it is not clear if the shooting is gang-related.

No suspect information is available and no arrests have been made.

Traffic will continue to be blocked from Northeast 13th to 9th along Multnomah and 11th from Multnomah to Holladay.

Detectives are urging anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or has information about the shooting to call Detective Rico Beniga at (503) 823-0457.



This afternoon, Monday April 18, 2011, at approximately 4:56 p.m., Portland Police responded to the report of a shooting at Northeast 11th Avenue and Multnomah Street. Police have confirmed one person has been shot.

Traffic is blocked in the area at this point as officers set up a crime scene.

Media staging will be at Northeast 13th and Multnomah. PPB PIO is enroute.

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