Two dead, one wounded in three shootings
Portland police are investigating at least three shootings since Friday, May 28, including two homicides.
The names of the victims have not been released.
The most recent homicide investigation began at 6:42 p.m. on Saturday, May 29, when North Precinct officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 1100 block of North Hayden Meadows Drive. When they arrived, the officers located one adult male with apparent gunshot injuries. He was determined to be deceased.
Witnesses told KOIN 6 News the man was shot by a security guard in a Lowe's parking lot.
"You could hear the gentleman that is deceased right now," she said. "He was screaming and you could hear him yelling throughout the parking lot, and the security guard shot him," said Tiffany Wolf.
Before that, at around 1 a.m. on Saturday, officers were dispatched to the area near Southeast 132nd Avenue and Southeast Center Street on a report of someone being shot. When they arrived, the officers found a man with gunshot wound and had him rushed to a hospital.
Police confirmed the victim later died. He is identified as Darren Lockett, 40. The medical examiner determined he died of a gunshot wound and ruled his death a homicide.
No arrests have been made. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Det. Joseph Corona at 503-823-0508 or Det. Anthony Merrill 503-823-4033.
Before that, a person was injured in a Friday afternoon shooting in Southeast Portland. Officers responded to reports of gunfire in the 12000 block of Southeast Ash Street shortly before 4 p.m. on May 28 and found a victim at the scene.
The victim was conscious and taken to a hospital in unknown condition, police said.
Officers detained one person, but it was not immediately clear if that person is a suspect.
KOIN 6 News is a news partner of the Portland Tribune and contributed to this story.
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