Man nearly killed while sleeping in Southeast Portland
A man was nearly killed after a stray bullet pierced his bedroom wall and grazed his shoulder early Saturday morning in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood.
According to the Portland Police Bureau, officers responded to a shooting around 1:48 a.m. Oct. 30 near the intersection of Southeast Powell Boulevard and 130th Avenue. When they arrived, they found a man with a minor injury to his shoulder.
Police said the man had been sleeping when a bullet penetrated his bedroom wall, went through the headboard and narrowly missed his head. The bullet slug was recovered from the man's pillow.
At least five other bullets hit the house, and another hit a parked car out front, police said.
Although the victim was not taken to the hospital, police said had the shot been on a slightly different path, he could have been fighting for his life.
Investigators said they believe the shots were fired from at least one car that was a full block away from the house. They do not believe the man was "the intended target."
There were no arrests or other injuries reported.
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