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Homicide investigation in Boardman

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BOARDMAN, Ore. - Boardman Police are looking for suspects involved in the shooting death of a 16 year old.

Police say Ariel Velasco, of Boardman was found shot at Anderson Road around 7:45 PM Saturday. He was taken to Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston and pronounced dead.

Police think there were several witnesses that have not come forward yet. They say this could be gang related, but have not identified any suspects.

"We know one of them was with the Sureños, or associated with the Sureños. We don't know if he was a member, but he was associated with them. We don't know about the other. We are speculating he was LBS, but that's based on information coming from the street...nothing factual," said Deputy Frank Rivera.

Neighbor Brandy Delossantos said, He just started walking and as soon as he got right to the house, that's over there, rented or owned by also an officer, they shot him and then he started running."

Velasco collapsed a few houses down and neighbors called for help. If you have any information, call Boardman Police at 541-481-6071.

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