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Police Cold Case #92-76613
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Case #92-76613

On August 29, 1992, Kenneth Wells was exiting his vehicle with an associate on the 6100 block of NE 10th Avenue at approximately 5:20 am when a vehicle with 4 to 5 unidentified occupants pulled up and began firing at Kenneth and his associate. Kenneth, a 16-year-old African-American man, was hit multiple times and died at the scene.

The vehicle involved in the shooting has been described as being a solid colored 4-door sedan and fled the scene driving northbound on NE 10th Avenue.

Investigators believe this shooting to be gang-related since Kenneth Wells was a known Woodlawn Park Bloods associate.

Witnesses may contact Cold Case Homicide Unit investigators directly at (503) 823-0400. To remain anonymous, witnesses may provide information through Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

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Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

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