Car shot up - with driver inside - in Brentwood-Darlington
November 9 was a busy Saturday night for Portland Police Bureau (PPB) officers all across the city; the first of the five shooting incidents – all within a four-hour timeframe – was logged in about 9:15 p.m., and it was in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood.
In this incident, a man told PPB East Precinct officers that he'd been in his parked car near S.E. 72nd Avenue and Duke Street, and had heard shots fired, but didn't realize he was the target, and he was not injured.
"He later discovered that his vehicle had been struck more than once," revealed PPB Public Information Officer Sgt. Kevin Allen.
"We don't want this – it seems like it's an uptick in activity, or some kind of a rash of shootings," Allen said. "We think it's a coincidence that all this happened over the course of one night, and it certainly is concerning."
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