Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Southeast Portland and another shooting that left a person wounded downtown Friday.
The names of the victims were not immediately released, and no one has been arrested.
According to the Portland Police Bureau, officers responded to reports of a shooting on Southeast 128th Avenue just after 6 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 1. A command center was set up, but no details were immediately released.
The Friday shooting happened just blocks from another shooting early Thursday. Just after 2:30 a.m. on Sept. 30, officers responded to shots fired on Southeast 127th Avenue, just south of East Burnside. One person suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to an area hospital.
Before that, a large police response descended upon a downtown Portland apartment building Thursday night when a shooting left one person injured.
Officers responded to the Jeffrey Apartments in the 1200 block of Southwest 11th Avenue at about 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 30 after reports of a disturbance, the Portland Police Bureau said. Once officers arrived at the scene, they heard gunshots going off.
By about 11 p.m., the bureau learned at least one person had been shot. That victim had reportedly run into an apartment on the third floor.
Officers did not rush in to try and find the victim right away, however. Authorities were concerned an active shooter was still inside the building at the time, leading them to secure the building, along with calling the Special Emergency Response Team and the Crisis Negotiation Team to the scene.
Ultimately, officers were able to make contact with the victim — who police say was uncooperative and refused medical service for his non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
No arrests were made. Witnesses say the suspect ran from the scene.
A resident of Jeffrey Apartments was returning home from work when he found his building on lockdown. He told KOIN 6 News that his partner, who was sheltering in place in their apartment, told him that he heard running through the hallways followed by yelling in the stairwell.
"And then suddenly he heard 'show us your hands!' and when he looked through the peephole, he could see two police officers with guns drawn, walking through the hallway," the man said.
The investigation is ongoing.
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