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Portland appears to have broken the 100 mark for gang-related incidents this year. The most recent record was 118 incidents for all of 2012.


According to statistics released last week by the Portland Police Bureau, the Gang Enforcement Team had adopted 99 incidents for investigation as of July 30. GET officers responded to at least five more incidents since then, although the new official total is not scheduled to be released for a few more days.

The incidents adopted between July 17 and July 26 are all shootings, including a July 17 shooting in the parking garage at the Lloyd Center. The five additional incidents that GET officers responded to announced by the police since then include shootings in North, Northeast and Southeast Portland.

At least two people were wounded in the incidents, and several homes and vehicles were also hit by gunfire.

Portland police union President Daryl Turner has called on the City Council to accelerate the process or hiring more officers.

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