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The dispatch said 'shot fired', but arriving officers discovered it was a different kind of shot, and summoned medics

ERIC NORBERG - Officers stand by, as paramedics enter the homeless camp to tend to a person experiencing an apparent drug overdose. The patient was transported to a hospital by ambulance shortly afterward. On reports of a shooting having taken place, Central Precinct officers were dispatched on Wednesday, June 8, at 8:34 a.m. — originally, to southbound McLoughlin Boulevard at Milwaukie Avenue.

As it turned out, the information sent both to Portland Fire & Rescue Station's Rescue 23 and an ambulance, as well as to police officers, was not quite accurate.

The actual location was at a longtime transient camp set up just north of S.E. Schiller Street on the west side of Milwaukie Avenue, across the street from Coco Donuts.

And about the shooting? "Someone reported a person shot; but instead officers at the scene found an individual who appeared to be 'extremely high on drugs'," Portland Police spokesperson Officer Nathan Sheppard told THE BEE about the incident. "In fact, no one was injured."

The dangerously intoxicated person was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment.

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