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City Commissioner Mingus Mapps says, 'Portland has a gang problem.' Maybe that accounts for these incidents

DAVID F. ASHTON - At a familiar corner in the Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood, officers again found substantial evidence of gunfire - including a shot-up vehicle, and a home with bullet holes in the walls. No injuries were reported, however. East Precinct officers are sent on "Shots Fired" calls every day, nowadays – so often, in fact, that it has become a numbingly frequent occurrence for the residents of the Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood.

In a repeat of an August 12 shooting incident – in which investigators had located "evidence of gunfire, and found bullet strikes to an occupied home in the vicinity" – again on September 1, at 4:25 a.m., officers were called back to the same location, just east of Mt. Scott City Park.

As they pulled up along S.E. 74th Avenue at Reedway, they quickly located a familiar crime scene.

"Officers found more than 20 bullet cartridge casings; and they discovered that an unoccupied vehicle, and an area residence, had been stuck by gunfire," PPB Public Information Officer Sgt. Kevin Allen reported. "But there are no known injuries."

If you have information about these crimes, please reference Case No. #2021-243106 and e-mail what you know to – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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