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Late December and in January there were many shooting incidents around Southeast -- attributed to gang activity

COURTESY PBOT - Just north of S.E. Powell Boulevard, along 82nd Avenue of Roses, a still image from this PBOT Traffic Camera showed the area that police had closed down for atime, after a pre-Christmas shooting.When gunshots erupted along S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses, north of Powell Boulevard, on December 22 at 8:40 a.m., Portland Police Bureau (PPB) East Precinct officers descended upon the area.

Officers didn't find a shooting victim – or even witnesses. "Arriving officers did find evidence of gunfire," reported PPB Public Information Officer Sergeant Brad Yakots, however.

DAVID F. ASHTON - Officers stood by, while detectives investigated the shooting incident near Powell and 82nd.The thoroughfare was closed for about two hours, from S.E. Powell Boulevard, north to Tibbetts Street, while members of the PPB Gun Violence Reduction Team conducted an investigation.

It appeared that bullets had struck businesses along the west side of S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses, but apparently left little damage. The investigation continues.


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