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The incident happened just hours after Mayor Ted Wheeler said he will ask the City Council for more money for the Portland Police Bureau.

PMG FILE PHOTO - A Portland police vehicle.Police are investigating a late Friday shooting in Southeast Portland.

No one was injured and no suspect information is available.

According to the Portland Police Bureau, at around 11:24 p.m. Sept. 17, several 911 callers reported multiple shots being fired, a person screaming and cars fleeing the scene at Southeast 37th Avenue near Belmont Street. When officers responded, they found evidence that at least 17 shots had been fired. Six parked cars were damaged from the gunfire, police said.

The incident is just one of many shootings that already threatens to exceed those in 2020, which were already the most in recent years.

The Friday shooting happened hours after Mayor Ted Wheeler said he hopes to ask the City Council for more money for the bureau during the upcoming annual fall budget adjustment process.

During a Friday morning news conference, Wheeler said he hopes to rehire 80 officers who are scheduled to retire to mitigate growing vacancies in the bureau. The request will depend on yet-to-be-determined available revenues, Wheeler said.

KOIN 6 News is a news parter of the Portland Tribune. Reporter Jim Redden contributed to this story.


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