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A woman was injured in a shooting that's still under investigation in the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood

DAVID F. ASHTON - Members of the Portland Police Gun Violence Reduction Team look for bullet strikes on the retaining wall below the new Starbucks in Creston-Kenilworth. Neighbors reported gunshots near S.E. 28th Place at Powell Boulevard on Friday evening, January 28. Thirteen Central Precinct officers responded to that area at 6:31 p.m.

"At first, I thought someone had lit off a string of firecrackers! That is, until all of the cops started showing up," a resident nearby told THE BEE. "Then, we realized that we'd had another – yes, another – shooting on our street."

"Officers secured the crime scene, and the PPB Gun Violence Reduction Team responded to assist in the investigation," reported PPB Public Information Officer Sergeant Brad Yakots.

Investigators and officers were using flashlights in the early evening darkness as they looked for bullet casings, and strikes along the retaining wall under the new Starbucks at the corner, as well as for bullet holes in vehicles parked along the street.

Officers paid a great deal of attention to a house on the west side of S.E. 28th Place, just south of Powell.

"An adult female, suffering from a non-injury gunshot wound, was located by officers," Yakots later said. "We are not releasing suspect information at this time." No arrest has yet been announced, but an active investigation remains underway.


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