March 25th, 2010
05:31 PM ET

Police arrest 2 teens after shooting at Oregon mall

Two teenagers were arrested after a shooting at a mall in Portland, Oregon, police said Thursday.

Portland police said that they responded around 6:30 p.m. (9:30 p.m. ET) Wednesday to a report of a fight and gunshots fired at Lloyd Center Mall.

CNN affiliate KPTV, quoting police, said the incident occurred when a large group of rival gang members got into a fight outside a Footaction store.

Police broke up the fight and recovered two handguns. "During an initial investigation, officers determined that a 19-year-old male subject was targeted by the shooter and that multiple gunshots had been fired."

People rushed out of the mall after the gunshots rang out, KPTV reported.

Police did not say if anyone had been injured. A 17-year-old teenage male was arrested and charged with one count of attempted murder, police said, and a 16-year-old male was charged with one count of riot.

The Gang Enforcement Team is investigating the incident as gang-related, Portland police said.

Police Sgt. Tony Passadore told KPTV that many more people were involved in the fight and shooting, although it was not immediately clear if additional arrests were expected.

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  1. Angie

    Portland the santuary city?

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