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A gun is reported being shown in a homeless camp on Powell; police are still looking for it, however

DAVID F. ASHTON - While some officers searched for a gun in the area around this Foster-Powell homeless camp, others spoke with individuals they believed were living at the encampment. A dozen police officers were dispatched, when two people called the 9-1-1 Center at 6:18 p.m. on May 22, reporting having seen a person waving around and pointing a handgun in a homeless camp, on S.E. Powell Boulevard at 57th Avenue.

In addition to the responding East Precinct officers, members of the Police Bureau's Gun Violence Reduction Team and a K-9 team turned out as well, and conducted a search.

"We're quite certain someone here had a handgun – but, after a careful search of the area, and talking with people who reportedly stay at the camp, we haven't found the weapon," a PPB officer told THE BEE.

"But we'll still be keeping an eye out for potential criminal activity in the area," the officer promised.


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