Just why the area on S.E. 72nd Avenue between Duke and Harold Streets has become a focus for gunfire is unknown â€“ armed criminals continue to shoot up houses and vehicles, usually at night, and usually without injury.
Monday evening, September 13th, at 9:12 p.m., East Precinct officers were again dispatched to S.E. 72nd Avenue and Woodstock Boulevard for "multiple shots fired" nearby.
At the scene, an officer told THE BEE that they'd found 26 bullet cartridge casings, in different calibers, strewn along 72nd Avenue, from S.E. St. Martins Street, north to Knight Street at the edge of Mt. Scott City Park.
A PPB spokesperson later reported, "Investigating officers learned that a bullet went through the windshield of a passing car, barely missing the driver. A total of three vehicles were struck by gunfire, including the side of a Portland Parks & Recreation pickup truck."
Or, send an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers of Oregon, and perhaps earn a cash reward of up to $2,500, by visiting their website â€“ www.p3tips.com/823
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