A woman driver and her child were almost hit by a stray bullet in one of two late Monday shootings being investigated by the Portland Police Bureau.
According to police, just after 9 p.m. on Sept. 13, officers responded to Southeast 72nd Avenue and Southeast Woodstock Boulevard for a report of multiple shots fired in the area. When officers arrived, they found evidence of gunfire.
During an investigation, officers learned a bullet went through the windshield of a passing car and barely missed the driver and her child. Two vehicles hit by gunfire and 26 shell cases were found.
Later, at 10:57 p.m., officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 6700 block of Northeast Emerson Street.
When officers arrived on the scene, they located evidence of gunfire. A total of six vehicles were struck by gunfire and 21 shell casings were recovered from the scene.
There have been no reported injuries as a result of this shooting.
The shootings follow an early Sunday, Sept. 12, shooting along a short stretch of Northeast 95th Avenue between Wygant and Prescott streets, where more than 130 shell casings were recovered. No one was hurt, although vehicles and apartments were hit.
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