Two wounded, one arrested in Thursday shootings
Portland police are investigating three Thursday shootings, including two where people were shot. The name and condition of the victim was not immediately released.
According to the Portland Police Bureau, the most recent shooting happened during the afternoon of Dec. 2 near an RV at Southeast 9th Avenue and Southeast Washington. The victim was taken to a local hospital. Police do not know if the victim was homeless.
No suspect information was immediately released, but there are reports of a car being seen driving off after the shooting occurred.
Before that, at 3:30 a.m., officers responded to a report of that a man had been shot on Northwest 6th Avenue. Witnesses heard multiple gunshots that came from a car which sped out of the area.
Medics took the man, who was conscious and breathing, to a local hospital.
Earlier, around 12:30 a.m., a caller reported someone inside a car was firing a gun near the intersection of NE 60th Avenue and Emerson Street. Police saw the car and the driver took off. Officers eventually stopped the car and questioned the driver and two passengers.
The driver, Jose Alberto Pech-Cachon, 32, was arrested and charged with reckless driving and elude in a vehicle. Police detained the two passengers but later let them go at the scene.
Police said officers found and seized a gun from the car as evidence in an ongoing investigation. There were no injuries reported.
KOIN 6 News is a news partner of the Portland Tribune and contributed to this story.
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