One dead in multiple North Portland shootings
Police rushed to North Portland early Tuesday morning during reports of multiple shootings, including a fatality.
The name of the victim was not immediately released. No suspect information was available either.
The first shooting occurred near North Interstate Avenue and North Alberta Street around 2 a.m. on June 8. When officers arrived, they found a man dead near North Failing Street and North Montana Avenue. Police say he appeared to have been shot.
A large police presence gathered in the area to investigate, complete with the Portland Police Bureau's Mobile Command Unit. Homicide detectives are investigating and an autopsy will be scheduled to determine the cause and manner of death.
A few hours after the fatal shooting took place, more gunfire was reported just blocks away.
Additional shots were reportedly fired in the 1000 block of North Marine Drive around 4:20 a.m. Half an hour later, another shooting was called in on North Jessup Street at North Albina Avenue, where witnesses say someone was shot at a Plaid Pantry.
The shootings continue a surge that began last year. Most recently, four people were killed in a house in Southeast Portland on Sunday, June 6. A man was shot and killed in the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood on Saturday.
This story will be updated when new information becomes available.
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