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Gun activity has been largely absent from Westmoreland, but not entirely -- here's one such incident

DAVID F. ASHTON - Both the likely bullet holes we observed in the Meetinghouse building in Westmoreland on the morning of January 4 are visible in this photo. One is at upper left of the left window; the other is right of center below the right-hand windows air conditioner. According to a former Board member of the Sellwood-Westmoreland neighborhood association SMILE, at about 1:15 a.m. on Saturday morning, January 4, shots were heard from a passing car on the west side of the new "Meetinghouse" full-block apartment house recently completed on the former site of the Meyer Boys and Girls Club.

Central Precinct officers responded, and reportedly found evidence of shooting. No further details are available currently from the police, but THE BEE stopped by the following morning, and walked entirely around the block looking for any possible damage from the reported drive-by shooting.

DAVID F. ASHTON - These two photos are close-ups of the apparent bullet holes we spotted on the west side of the Meetinghouse apartment block on Saturday, January 4. We spotted and photographed two apparent small-caliber bullet holes in the wall of an apparently-vacant second story apartment on S.E. 16th near Ogden Street.

Presumably, in light of a rash of shootings around the city in late December and early January, the matter has been turned over to the police Gun Violence Reduction Team, which reportedly has traced most of them to a "gang nexus, leading to an increased concern about retaliatory gun violence".

The Gun Violence Reduction Team asking for the public's assistance with information about any open cases, of which this would be one.


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