In the typically-peaceful Reed neighborhood, shots were heard shortly after dawn on Thursday, July 8, near the corner of S.E. 28th Avenue and Holgate Boulevard.
Central Precinct officers were sent there at 7:09 a.m. When they arrived, officers found a person suffering from an apparent gunshot wound near the Shell gas station on the corner, and its associated Holgate Gas & Grocery mini-mart.
While the victim was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, officers secured the crime scene and went on to search the area for a suspect. The PPB's Enhanced Community Safety Team was called in to investigate this shooting. No suspect had been found, at last report.
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In 2021 there have been nearly 600 shooting incidents in the City of Portland, and nearly 200 people wounded by gunfire. Outer East Portland has been severely impacted by them, and incidents seem to be creeping closer to Inner Southeast as well. The police appreciate any tips which might be useful in preventing more of them.
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