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One person is killed Monday and police update Sunday and Saturday shootings.

COURTESY PHOTO: KOIN 6 NEWS - Police crime scene tape at the Ellington Apartments on Monday, Dec. 6.Portland's surge of gun violence continued Monday morning when a person was shot to death in Northeast Portland.

The name of the victim was not immediately released.

According to the Portland Police Bureau, shortly before 11 a.m. on Dec. 6, officers rushed to the 1800 block of Northeast 66th after a "shots fired" call. Once they arrived at the Ellington Apartments, they found one person already dead in a 1st-floor unit.

Homicide detectives remained at the scene well into Monday night. KOIN 6 News saw the medical examiner leave with the body shortly before 10 p.m.

Residents who spoke with KOIN 6 News said that something needs to be done about the gunfire.

"We used to could be outside on my porch until 11 and 12 at night. You can't even be out of your porch at 7 o'clock at night around here now," one resident, who asked to not be identified, told KOIN 6 News. "This is a war zone over here."

This shooting took place around the same time that a massive police presence shut down I-5 after several carjackings and an officer-involved shooting that left the suspect dead.

Meanwhile, police announced that a man whose car crashed into a power pole in Northeast Portland Sunday was shot to death.

Around 5:49 a.m. Sunday, police responded to a report that a car had crashed into a pole near the intersection of Northeast 45th Avenue and Portland Highway. When they arrived, police said they found a man dead in the car.

The victim's name will be released after officials notify his family.

The investigation remains underway.

And police indented the victim of a Saturday shooting as Keion Cordell Howard, 19, of Portland. An officer in the area of North Marine Drive and North Force Avenue at around 6 p.m. on Dec. 4 when a vehicle pulled up and the occupants alerted him that someone had been shot.

The officer saw a male in the car was seriously hurt. He called for medical and other officers responded to assist. The officer began performing CPR on the victim in an attempt to save his life. Paramedics arrived and continued lifesaving measures, but he was ultimately deceased at the scene.

Officers were then alerted to a shooting in the 1000 block of North Anchor Way and believe the victim was shot at that location.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Tony Merrill This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 503-823-4033 or Detective Brian Sims This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 503-823-2079.

KOIN 6 News is a news partner of the Portland Tribune and contributed to this story.


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