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Portland Police release more details in shooting

9:27 PM, Jul 11, 2012   |    comments
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PORTLAND, Maine - (NEWS CENTER) - We have learned the identities of the three victims in an early morning shooting in Portland today. 24 year old Matthew Blanchard was killed.

24 year old Joshua Hershom and 20 year old John Howard were injured. Police are still looking for 2 men witnesses say were at the scene on India street.

Those men were originally described as black. Now Police are saying they could be black or Asian.

Police say there was an altercation just before the shooting, and as of right now they don't believe the two parties involved knew one another.
Police have no leads or suspects as of now, so they are looking for the public's help in tracking down those responsible.

You can reach Portland Police detectives by calling 207-874-8533. You can leave an anonymous tip by calling the Crime Tip Line at 207-874-8584.

You can also text a tip by texting the word GOTCHA plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).

Tips can be submitted online by going to the Portland Police website and clicking on "Submit an Anonymous Crime Tip."

 

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