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Shooting incidents continue to pile up all over Southeast Portland with the Gun Violence Reduction Team disbanded

DAVID F. ASHTON - Investigators look for gunfire debris at the scene of this, yet another Southeast Portland gun violence incident.On the chilly autumn evening of October 15, all was relatively quiet at the intersection of S.E. 82nd Avenue of Roses and Foster Road – until a silver Subaru sedan drove through the Jackson's Shell station about 10 p.m. and someone inside opened fire on a white Honda Accord sedan, which was stopped at the gas pumps.

Police were dispatched to the "Shots Fired" call at 10:11 p.m.; two East Precinct units rolled up moments later; three more officers fanned out through the neighborhood looking for the shooter's car.

"Arriving officers learned that a victim was filling up on gas, when a suspect vehicle drove through the south parking lot of the gas station, and fired rounds towards them," said PPB Public Information Officer Melissa Newhard. "The victim was grazed in the ankle by a bullet; [but because] the victim's injuries were minor, they were not taken to the hospital."

It wasn't long until a PPB Forensics Division Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) arrived, and well as a detective, who began documenting the scene.

Along with the other officers, they found at least seven bullet holes in the Honda, including ones in the hood, windshield, front roof line, as well as the driver's side door, near the handle. They also found bullet holes in a gas pump, and in promotional sign near the vehicle.

As many as eleven bullet strikes or holes were found at the gas station, in this latest gun violence incident in Southeast Portland. The cause of the murderous attack has not been learned.

"The suspect has not yet been located," Newhard said, "but this is a continuing investigation."


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