S.E. 72nd between Woodstock Boulevard and Mt. Scott Park has been 'shot up' clear reason why yet

PPB PROVIDED IMAGE - This Portland Parks and Recreation truck was shot during the latest such incident near Mt. Scott Park, just north of Woodstock Boulevard. Nobody was injured. Just why the area on S.E. 72nd Avenue between Duke and Harold Streets has become a focus for gunfire is unknown – 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."

There have been no reports of injuries as a result of this shooting, or a similar shooting there reported on September 19. While no arrests have been made, the case is still under active investigation. If you have information about this case, please reference "Case #21-256082" and e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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