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Road rage shootings are almost unheard of in Sellwood, but one took place late on May 2

COURTESY OF KOIN-TV -6 NEWS - S.E. Umatilla was closed between 17th and 18th Avenues on Thursday night, May 2, to investigate an apparaent road rage shooting in Sellwood by a driver who fled the area. The victim was reportedly shot in the hip, and is expected to survive.On the evening of Thursday, May 2, at 10:30 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the 1800 block of S.E. Umatilla Street in Sellwood, where a 9-1-1 caller reported a man had been shot.

When officers arrived, they found a male adult who reportedly had been shot in the hip by a driver who then fled. He was transported to an area hospital with an injury from which he is expected to recover.

Members with the Tactical Operation Division's Gun Violence Reduction Team responded to assist in the investigation. Officers suggest that there appeared to be a road rage element involved.

S.E. Umatilla Street from 17th to 18th Avenues was closed for over two hours while the scene was searched and evidence was preserved.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact Detective Brian Declercque at 503/823-2056, or via e-mail at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Alternatively, they can call Detective Brent Christensen at 503/823-2087, or contact him by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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