Portland police investigate spate of 4 morning shootings
Portland Police officers responded to at least four shootings during the early morning hours Thursday, July 8, that left one person wounded. The rest involved buildings being hit, according to the Portland Police Bureau.
Police said officers heard gunshots in the Hazelwood neighborhoods at 2:55 a.m., near Northeast 102nd Avenue and East Burnside Street (case 21-185779). "They went into the area and found that an apartment on Northeast 102nd Avenue had been hit. There was nobody inside when officers arrived and nobody appeared to have been injured," police noted in a news release. Officers found more than 10 cartridge casings at the scene.
Police again responded to a report of shots fired in the 16000 block of Southeast Alder Street in the Centennial neighborhood just after 4 a.m.
Police reported they arrived to find two separate apartments had been struck by bullets, though no one was injured. Officers found more than 10 cartridge casings at that scene, too. The case number for the incident is 21-185801.
Shortly afterward, PPB officers responded to the report of shots in the Montavilla neighborhood, near Southeast 89th Avenue and Hawthorne Street (case 21-185814). Police said a home and vehicle were struck by bullets, but no one was injured. On that scene, at least 20 cartridge casings were found.
Later Thursday morning, at 7:09 a.m., officers responded to the report of gunfire near Southeast 28th Avenue and Southeast Holgate Boulevard in Portland's Reed neighborhood.
"Officers arrived and found a person at the gas station suffering from an apparent gunshot wound," a PPB report states. "That victim was transported by ambulance to the hospital. Officers secured the crime scene and searched the area for a suspect. The Enhanced Community Safety Team responded to investigate."
Officers have assigned case number 21-185866 to the incident.
No suspects have been arrested yet. Police said they don't believe the incidents are related.
There have been nearly 600 shooting incidents in the city of Portland, and nearly 200 people wounded by gunfire, so far in 2021.
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