Bullet shatters windshield, misses truck driver, in Foster-Powell
Yet another "Shots Fired" call in Inner Southeast Portland – this one, on Monday, June 14 at 6:29 p.m. – sent East Precinct police officers to the intersection of S.E. 56th Avenue and Bush Street.
A couple – whose house is on the corner where this shooting took place, in the Foster-Powell neighborhood – told THE BEE that they were enjoying a pleasant evening in their side yard, behind a wooden fence, when they heard five shots ring out, in rapid succession – and then heard a vehicle speed away.
Apparently a victim of a vehicle-to-vehicle shooting, a white Dodge Durango SUV stayed behind at the scene. Officers pointed out that truck was occupied when the bullet pierced the windshield, traveled through it, and exited through the back window.
"That guy was really lucky to have escaped injury, or death," the officer remarked.
Members of the Portland Police Bureau's "Enhanced Community Safety Team" were summoned to investigate. As THE BEE went to press, no other information about this crime was yet available.
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