Two dead, six wounded in two shootings
Two people were killed and six others were wounded in two early Saturday shootings in different parts of Portland.
The names of the victims were not immediately released. According to the Portland Police Bureau, they include males and females. No one was arrested and no suspect information was immediately released.
Police said the first investigation began at 2:10 a.m. on July 17 when Central Precinct officers responded to a report of multiple people shot in the 300 block of Southwest Third Avenue. When officers arrived, they found seven people had been shot. All were transported to hospitals where the most seriously injured victim, an adult female, died.
The condition of the other victims has not been released.
The suspect or suspects left the scene before police were called. Officers closed Southwest Third Avenue from Southwest Oak Street to Southwest Washington Street for the investigation.
Police believe that many potential witnesses ran off after the shooting and may not have provided information to investigators. If anyone has information, witnessed any part of what happened, or has video of anything that happened prior to, during, or after the shooting, they're asked to reach out to the detectives.
Anyone who self-treated their injuries and have not yet contacted investigators are asked to do so as soon as possible. The case number is 21-195477.
The second investigation began at 6:28 a.m., when North Precinct officers responded to a report of someone shot in the 11300 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard. When officers arrived they found a man who was unresponsive.
The officers attempted lifesaving measures and requested paramedics, but the victim was deceased. His name will be released after the Oregon State Medical Examiner performs an autopsy, verifies identity, and notifies the next of kin. The M.E. will determine cause and manner of death.
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