Portland Police Bureau: 7 shot in 4 days
Police are investigating eight shootings in four days that left seven men wounded.
The names of the victims have not been released. Two suspects have been detained in one shooting.
According to police, the most recent investigation began at approximately 9:37 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, when North Precinct officers responded to Northeast Grand Avenue and Northeast Wygant Street on reports of shots fired. Several 911-callers reported hearing shots fired and cars driving off. When officers arrived, they searched the area for evidence of gunfire but were unable to find any and located no victims.
Then, at 10:05 p.m., a victim with a gunshot wound to the forearm arrived by private vehicle to an area hospital. The victim told officers the shooting occurred near the tennis courts at King School located in the 4900 block of Northeast 6th Avenue, near the area that had been searched. The victim did not give any suspect description to officers and no suspect has been arrested at this time.
Before that, at approximately 9:15 p.m., North Precinct Officers responded to a residence in the 12500 block of Northeast Marine Drive on reports of a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and learned a victim had been shot. The victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance. This victim's medical status was not immediately reported.
Officers have secured the crime scene and Northeast Airport Way was closed from Northeast 33rd Avenue to Northeast 138th Avenue for the early stage of the investigation.
Even earlier on Thursday, at approximately 4:16 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to a hotel located in the 11000 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard on reports of a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and located evidence of gunfire to include bullet casings. It was learned a subject had been shot in the parking lot of the location and subsequently driven to an area hospital by a privately owned vehicle. The subject did not suffer from life threatening injuries.
Before that, at approximately 2:54 p.m. on Thursday, an East Precinct officer was in the area of the 8200 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard when they heard gunshots nearby. It was learned the gunshots were coming from occupants of two separate vehicles that were firing at one another.
Police said both of the vehicles fled the area and one of the vehicles was later located near the 11800 block of Southeast Flavel Boulevard. The vehicle that was located at this location had been shot and the driver's side window was damaged. Two of the occupants from inside of the vehicle fled as officers arrived at the location, however, they were later located and detained. One of the occupants has minor injuries due to gunfire.
The previous day, at approximately 8:25 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept.16, East Precinct officers responded to the 12200 block of East Burnside Street on reports of shots fired. When officers arrived on the scene, they found evidence of gunfire. A vehicle was left running at the scene that had been struck by bullets. There was no one inside the vehicle. Several spent bullet casings were also collected from the scene as evidence. No victims were located.
The day before that, at 11:08 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15, when North Precinct officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 600 block of North Fremont Street. When officers arrived at the scene, they located a male victim with a gunshot wound to the leg. Officers applied a tourniquet to the victim's leg in an effort to stop the bleeding and the victim was then transported to an area hospital by ambulance. The victim's medical status was not immediately released
Before that, East Precinct officers responded to a call of the a shooting near Southeast 82nd Avenue and Foster Road at 10:47 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13. When officers arrived, they found a man suffered an injury to his hand after being shot while stopped at a traffic light. He was transported to the hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.
The victim said that he saw a group of suspects attempting to break into vehicles nearby and exchanged words with them. The suspects got into multiple vehicles and followed him a short distance on Southeast Foster Road until he stopped at a red light at Southeast 82nd Avenue. Someone from a suspect vehicle fired multiple shots into the victim's vehicle. The suspects drove off.
Then, at 12:05 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 14, Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a person shot in the 3000 block of Southeast Ninth Avenue. Officers learned that the suspect was believed to be still in the area so they formulated a victim rescue plan.
When they arrived, the officers located a 40-year-old victim with gunshot wounds to his head and torso. Officers also encountered the suspect, a 55-year old male, who was arrested.
The victim was transported to a hospital by ambulance where he was treated. His wounds are serious but are not believed to be life threatening.
Assault detectives responded and are investigating. A gun was recovered as evidence. The name of the suspect was not immediately released.
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