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FBI offers $25K reward for information on Portland mass shooting

The July shooting, believed to be gang-related, injured seven people. One young woman died after being taken to the hospital.

Posted: Oct 14, 2021 11:06 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. — The FBI's Oregon office is now offering a $25,000 reward for information on a Portland mass shooting in July that injured multiple people and caused the death of one young woman.

Around 2 a.m. on July 17 of this year, officers from the Portland Police Bureau responded to reports of a mass shooting on SW Third Avenue between Harvey Milk and Washington streets in Portland. At the scene, they found seven people with gunshot wounds.

18-year-old Makayla Maree Harris died after being taken to the hospital.

Investigators believe that the shooting was gang-related, and Harris was not an intended target. The shooters fire from a car before speeding away, and the FBI said that a number of potential witnesses ran away after the shooting without speaking to police.

“Innocent people pay a heavy price when violent criminal gangs battle on our streets. Those clashes – facilitated by the constant buying, selling, trading, and stealing of weapons – have helped to drive the homicide rate in Portland to record highs,” said Kieran L. Ramsey, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Oregon. “Despite this, law enforcement often finds that those who have information about these cases are reluctant to come forward. Whether it is distrust of law enforcement or fear of retaliation, the result is the same - the killings continue. We need help to stop this cycle of violence, and we ask anyone with information to find the will to come forward.”

The FBI is now offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for Harris' murder. The reward is in addition to a previous pledge of $2,500 from Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

Anyone with information about the shooting, who witnessed what happened, or has video of anything in the area that happened around the time of the shooting is asked to contact the PPB at crimetips@portlandoregon.gov or the FBI at 1 (800) CALL-FBI or at tips.fbi.gov.

Harris' mother Felicia Martinez also put out the following statement about her daughter:

"Makayla Harris was senselessly taken away from me and her family on July 17, 2021. I send love and comfort to all the victims and their families who were also affected by this tragic night.

"Makayla was beautiful, happy and recently graduated from high school. To the Community, my family and I are asking for continued privacy as we are grieving the loss of our beautiful Makayla. I am also asking anyone with information to come forward and speak with the detectives to help solve this senseless tragedy.

"I know someone out there knows who did this, please do the right thing and help hold the person or persons accountable for their actions. We deserve closure and Makayla who had her innocent life taken deserves justice.

"I will not stop seeking justice for my baby girl Makayla Maree Harris. To the coward that took my baby from me, you will pay fro what you did because i will not lay down, and I will never stop fighting for my baby girl. Thank you, Felicia.”

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