Weapon, ammo seized from Southeast Portland traffic stop
The Portland Police Bureau is investigating gun-related incidents, including one where over 100 shots were fired but no one was apparently hurt.
According to the bureau, at 1:55 a.m. On Sept. 13, East Precinct officers initiated a traffic stop on a BMW in the area of Southeast 136th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard. The driver fled from the traffic stop on foot. Officers conducted a search of the area and were unable to locate the suspect.
When officers searched the car, they recovered a short barreled rifle, body armor, magazines, ammunition, a gas mask, a baton, a handheld radio and more.
No suspect information was immediately released.
Before that, at 4:20 a.m. On Sept 12, officers responded to the report of shots fired in the Parkrose neighborhood, near Northeast 95th Avenue and Northeast Prescott Street. Multiple callers reported hearing shots and when officers arrived, they recovered over 100 shell casings in different calibers.
Officers did not find anyone wounded, but through their investigation learned that four apartments and five vehicles had been hit by bullets.
There have been approximately 873 shooting incidents in Portland in 2021 so far. That compared to 891 shootings in 2020 and 388 shootings in 2019.
Information about shooting incident statistics is available online here.
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