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Shootings, both targeted and random, are now a real problem in Southeast; one boy almost paid the price

COURTESY PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - A bullet from this drive-by shooting tore through the wall of a Brentwood-Darlington house where a boy was sleeping, and lodged in his mattress. One of the first cases to which the new Portland Police Bureau (PPB) "Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST)" was assigned after its formation was in early morning hours of Friday, February 26, in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood. It was along S.E. 66th Avenue, midblock between Cooper and Duke Streets.

East Precinct responding to that location at 3:10 a.m. found that at least eight shots had been fired into a house occupied by two adults and two kids.

More alarming, several of the bullets had penetrated the walls – and one of them struck the very bed where a 12-year-old boy was sleeping.

COURTESY PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - A bullet tore through this pillow, on a bed where a boy was asleep, when a drive-by shooting took place after midnight February 26th in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood. PPB officials told THE BEE that all of the occupants did escape injury in this drive-by shooting. And, at that time, there was no suspect information available.

If you have any information about this incident please contact the ECST by e-mailing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – or by calling 503/823-0400 – referencing Case No. 21-51891.


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