One dead, two wounded in Wednesday shootings
The local surge in shootings continued Wednesday with one person killed and two others wounded in separateincidents.
The names of the victims were not released. A suspect remained on the scene of the fatal shooting but was not immediately named.
According to the Portland Police Bureau, in that incident, at 9:37 p.m. on Sept. 29, East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting near Northeast 60th Avenue and Northeast Everett Street. When officers arrived, they located an adult male deceased.
The other person believed to be involved remained at the scene. The bureau is not currently seeking any additional suspects.
Earlier, around 4:30 p.m., police responded to shooting in in the 5600 block of Northeast Jessup that left one person wounded. Authorities said the man was hit "by multiple rounds" and was taken to a hospital by a private vehicle. It's believed his injuries are not life-threatening.
And earlier than that, before 4 a.m., officers responded to a shooting on Southeast 127th Avenue just south of East Burnside Road. One person was rushed to the hospital with injuries that are believed to be non-lift threatening. Police released a photo showing at least a dozen shell casings in the area.
At least 65 people have been killed in Portland so far this year, most by gun violence. That is already more than the 53 killed in all of 2020 and on track to break the record 70 in 1987.
Data released by the FBI on Monday shows killings in Portland increased 83% in 2020. According to the Uniform Crime Report released on Sept. 27, there were 29 homicides in the city in 2019. The 53 reported in 2020 is more than double the number in 2018 and 2017.
KOIN 6 News is a news partner of the Portland Tribune and contributed to this story.
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