Condition of Girl Shot Outside Portland High School Improves –

Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2014

A condition of a 16-year-old girl who was critically wounded when she was shot along with three others outside a Portland, Oregon, high school Friday is improving, police said.

Taylor Michelle Zimmers, 16, was upgraded from critical to serious condition at a hospital Saturday, police said in a statement. Two other men remained hospitalized after gunfire erupted outside Rosemary Anderson High School at 12:13 p.m. Friday in a shooting that police believe was gang-related. A fourth victim was grazed by a bullet.

Police early Saturday arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with the shooting. Lonzo Murphy, 22, was arrested after a car stop at 1:30 a.m. in which police said they found a handgun. Murphy has not been charged with shooting the four victims. Police said Saturday that he is charged with a parole violation, bur other charges are pending.

The two other men that were shot, Labraye Quavon Franklin, 17, and David Joshua Jackson-Liday, 20, remained hospitalized in fair condition Saturday, police said. Portland police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson has said the shooting is believed to be gang-related, and the suspected gunman has gang affiliations. Simpson told NBC station KGW Saturday that Jackson-Liday also gang ties.

Image:Greg Wahl-Stephens / AP


— Phil Helsel


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