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Rosemary Anderson High School

Rosemary Anderson High School

  • Author: Todesengel
  • Date Posted: Dec 12, 2014
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  • Address: 717 N Killingsworth Ct, Portland, OR 97217

Three teens and a 20-year-old were shot outside Rosemary Anderson High School in North Portland late Friday morning, leaving a 16-year-old in critical condition.

In an afternoon press conference, PPB Sgt. Pete Simpson said the suspects are three African-American males, and all are in their late teens to early 20s.

The four who were shot — Taylor Michelle Zimmers, 16; La’Braye Quavon Franklin, 17; David Joshua Jackson-Liday, 20; and Olyvia Lynn Batson, 17 — were all shot outside the school, 717 Killingsworth Court.

Simpson said the shooter was never inside the school, and preliminary investigation shows there was some kind of dispute that preceded the shooting.

The shooter may be gang-related, but that does not necessarily mean the victims were affiliated with a gang, he said.

Taylor Zimmers is in critical condition, authorities said. Franklin and Jackson-Liday are in fair condition, while Batson was treated for a grazing wound at the scene.

The young men were both in serious condition but upgraded to fair later, Simpson said, and added the 19-year-old suffered a grazing wound and was treated at the school. All the victims are affiliated with the school, either as students or former students.

The Gang Task Force is investigating and PPB homicide detectives are also involved, Simpson said. Additionally, the ATF and the FBI offered their investigative services.

The investigation is ongoing and no names are being released at this time.

By 1:15 p.m., the school had been secured and the students released. Officials want parents of Rosemary Anderson High School students to go to Killingsworth Court and Kerby Avenue.

Jefferson High School and Portland Community College were locked down for a few hours, but the lockdown was lifted around 2 p.m.

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