24 shots at Boys & Girls Club; 1 wounded in East Portland
Portland Police Bureau officers responded to two shootings during the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 18 and Wednesday morning, Aug. 19.
In the first incident, at 8 p.m. on Aug. 18, officers responded to the Wattles Boys & Girls Club building, 9330 S.E. Harold St., following reports of gunfire outside.
Investigators found 24 shell casings, with at least three different caliber bullets fired. One round struck the clubhouse.
Officers were told a homeless woman living on a nearby bike path might have been struck, but a search for her was unsuccessful. A juvenile was detained during the investigation.
In the second shooting, at 7:40 a.m. on Aug. 19, officers responded to reports of gunfire on the 6100 block of Southeast Alder Street in the Cenntenial neighborhood, not far from Rockwood and Gresham city limits.
Someone was shot at the scene, police say. No other information was released.
There have been 20 shootings so far this month, KPTV reported.
According to PPB press releases officers have responded to at least 20 shooting calls across the city in the last three weeks. The city is working on a proposal to address increased gun violence. pic.twitter.com/k3NEMajM7e— John Hendricks (@JohnKPTV) August 19, 2020
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