Police in Portland have arrested a suspect in the shooting that injured three people outside an alternative high school yesterday. Authorities say they stopped a vehicle around 1:30am today and arrested a 22-year-old man. A handgun was found in the vehicle. Police were searching an apartment about half an hour later as part of the investigation. The apartment is about five blocks east of the shooting near Rosemary Anderson High School. Detectives are investigating and will release the suspect's name and charges after he is booked into the Multnomah County Jail.
Witnesses told police there may have been a dispute outside the high school just before the shooting occurred at a street corner. The assailant and two other people fled, and the wounded students went to the school for help, a police spokesman says. A 16-year-old girl was critically wounded while two males were hospitalized in fair condition. Another girl was grazed by a bullet. Police gang investigators "feel comfortable saying this is a gang-related shooting based on some of the people involved," a police spokesman said last night. (Read more school shooting stories.)