A man shot several times from a passing car in the Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood is expected to survive

DAVID F. ASHTON - After another shooting wounded a man in the Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood, officers gathered evidence. After residents heard gunfire again near the southwest corner of Mt. Scott City Park, several called 9-1-1 on Tuesday evening, March 29, bringing 14 East Precinct officers to that location at 7:03 p.m.

There they found an adult male who had been shot several times – receiving what remarkably appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries. He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.

So officers once again closed off S.E. Knight Street between 72nd and 73rd Avenues, and began placing yellow evidence markers over the spent bullet casings they found littering the street. Canvassing the homes in the area, investigators learned that one bullet had also pierced the exterior of an apartment building, and punctured walls inside, but had not struck anyone.

Witnesses told police that they'd seen the shots coming out of a vehicle, and were able to give officers the car's license plate number. It turned out to be a car that had been reported stolen. Officers later found it abandoned less than a mile away, in the Lents neighborhood, near S.E. 83rd Avenue and Tolman Street.

At a Community Forum meeting that same evening in Brentwood-Darlington [reported elsewhere in this issue of THE BEE], Mt. Scott-Arleta neighbors who live just west of 82nd Avenue of Roses, near Mt. Scott City Park, said that their effort to halt almost-nightly shootings last summer – by reducing street access, with orange traffic barrels – has worked well, but shootings still do occur..

The suspect or suspects in this particular incident are still at large, and the case remains open. This is Case No. 22-84287: If you can provide information about this, or any other such incidents, please email them to – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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