April 27, 2021
DA Mike Schmidt calls for community assistance after 7 people shot in Gresham, Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt released the following statement following the shooting of at least seven people in Gresham.
“The gun violence that unfolded in Gresham on Monday shows the urgent need for more community-based programs that work to prevent gun violence and that respond to the emotional trauma left behind. The outcome of this shooting could have been much different. We acknowledge the paramedics and hospital staff across the metro who are still helping the victims recover from the physical injuries resulting from this brazen act of violence. Outreach workers and crisis counselors stand ready to help the victims and their families. The Gresham Police Department is continuing to work on this investigation—and we are deeply appreciative of their efforts. Our office will continue to assist with this investigation, will handle any prosecutions that result and will support the victims through our Victim’s Assistance Program. Locally, law enforcement is pulling resources together to investigate gun crimes and to prevent the next shooting from happening, but we need the community’s help. Anyone with information on Monday’s shooting in Gresham should contact law enforcement at 503-823-3333. If community members need to report an emergency or have specific information about a shooting that may occur in the future, contact 9-1-1.”
Brent Weisberg, Communications Director
Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office