Man wounded in SE Portland drive-by shooting
A victim was slightly wounded in a drive-by shooting at a gas station in the Lents neighborhood Thursday night.
The name of the victim was not immediately released.
According to police, at approximately 10:09 p.m. on Oct. 15, East Precinct officers responded to a gas station in the 5500 block of Southeast 82nd Avenue on reports of a shooting. When the officers arrived, they learned a victim was filling up a gas tank when a suspect vehicle drove through the parking lot and fired.
The victim was grazed in the ankle by a bullet. The victim's vehicle also was struck by bullets as well as one of the gas station's pumps. The victim's injuries were minor and hospitalization was not required.
A witness told KOIN 6 News they heard as many as 10 shots fired and later counted at least seven evidence markers as the investigation got underway.
The suspect vehicle is described as a silver Subaru sedan. No other suspect information was immediately released.
Anyone with information about the shooting and who has not been contacted by investigators is asked to call the non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.
The shooting was similar to one in Gresham in which two people were wounded at a gas station Wednesday night.
A witness who did not want to go on camera told KOIN 6 that the Gresham shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. at a gas station at Southeast 181st Avenue and Burnside. She said she heard at least five shots fired, and that police arrived within minutes.
Gresham police said two Black men were rushed to a hospital with serious injuries. According to investigators, the shooting happened shortly after the two men drove a dark-colored four-door sedan into the gas station lot and stopped near a pump. Police said both men were still inside the car when shots were fired.
KOIN 6 News is a news partner of the Portland Tribune and contributed to this story. Their story can be found here.
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