Police investigating five overnight shootings
Five different shootings happened across Portland late Saturday and early Sunday, but no arrests were immediately made.
Police do not believe the shootings are connected.
These shootings all occurred within a 4-hour period. The first call came in around 9:15 p.m. on Nov. 9 and the last at 1 a.m. on Nov. 10.
"First of all, we don't want it so seem like it's an up-tick in activity or some kind of a rash of shootings," said Sgt. Kevin Allen with the Portland Police Bureau. "We think it's a coincidence that all this happened over the course of one night, but certainly it is concerning."
The first call came in after a man's car was struck while he was sitting inside of it at Southeast 72nd Avenue and Southeast Duke Street. The man wasn't hurt, but his car was hit more than once.
The next incident — also involving a car — was reported just a half-hour later. A driver in the St. Johns neighborhood was shot at after passing by a person in the street trying to flag him down. He suffered minor injuries and was treated at a nearby hospital.
Later on in the night at 11:15 p.m., a pedestrian found evidence of gunfire near the 6400 block of Northeast Columbia Boulevard. No suspects or victims were found and detectives are not clear on when the shots were actually fired.
The first suspect of the night was spotted around 11:30 p.m. when an officer watched a driver flee from a shooting at Northeast 130th Place and Prescott Drive. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but the suspect got out and ran. Police could not locate him despite searching. No one was injured but a townhouse was struck by bullets.
The final shooting happened when a suspect fired shots into the air after getting into an argument in the Kenton neighborhood at North Interstate Avenue and Denver Avenue. No injuries were reported.
If anyone has video surveillance in these areas that might have captured what happened or any suspect information, they're asked to check their recordings. If they find anything that could help, please save it and share it with investigators.
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