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21-Year-Old Shot in Hermiston Thursday Night

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NEW INFORMATION:  Hermiston Police have released the name of a 21-year-old man shot in the chest during a fight Thursday night.  Officers say Giovanni A. Avila of Umatilla is in critical condition, but doctors have internal bleeding under control.

22-year-old Raul Frias of Umatilla had head injuries.  20-year-old Mitcheal H. Thompson of Umatilla and a 17-year-old sibling of Avila were the other two involved in the fight with three men from Hermiston.

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HERMISTON, Ore. - Hermiston Police are investigating after a 21-year-old man was shot in the chest at the Foxwood Apartments at 1072 W. Orchard Avenue around 10 p.m. on Thursday night.

Officers say four men from Umatilla traveled to Hermiston and got into a fight with three other men. During the fight, one of the men fired a gun striking the 21-year-old. He was taken to Good Shepherd Hospital and later transported to Legacy Emanuel in Portland where he is in critical condition. He is expected to undergo surgery Friday morning. 

Police say a 22-year-old man was also taken to Good Shepherd Hospital. He stayed overnight and was treated for head injuries he received during the fight. 

At this point Hermiston Police say they don't know what led to the fight. They are working to learn more. 

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