Three Portland shootings on Wednesday brings 2021 total to 129
Two men were seriously hurt and "dozens of rounds were fired" during three shootings in Portland on Wednesday evening, Feb. 10, officers say.
Despite "very serious" wounds, both victims are expected to recover, police say, noting in a news release that the tally for Portland shootings to date this year has now hit 129, not including incidents of self-harm.
Authorities say 37 people have been shot, for an average of roughly one person injured or killed by gunfire per day.
Here are the three latest incidents:
• At 7:58 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to Northeast Oneonta Street at Claremont Avenue at the edge of Woodlawn Park, where they found a crashed car and the adult male driver with serious injuries. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital. More than 60 shots were fired, striking three other empty cars in the process.
• In the second incident, at 10:15 p.m., police responded to the Boise neighborhood at the corner of North Commercial and Mason streets, where police found more than 30 shell casings. No injuries have been linked to the incident so far.
• In the final shooting of the night, at 10:49 p.m., authorities rushed to North Williams Avenue at Alberta Street in the Humboldt neighborhood, where another adult male driver was found with bullet wounds. He was taken to the hospital. Police say around 10 shots were fired.
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