Daytime shooting injures person in Mt. Scott-Arleta
Previous shootings in the vicinity of Mt. Scott Park have occurred at night, and as reported previously in THE BEE, the deployment of orange traffic-control barrels on the streets around the park did seem to reduce the shootings a bit for a while — presumably because they made a quick getaway after shooting seem harder to do. But the shootings took an alarming turn in the mid-afternoon of Thursday, July 21, because the shots were fired in broad daylight. A neighbor in the Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood told THE BEE that she had distinctly heard three gunshots along S.E. Henry Place, coming from the direction of 80th Avenue.
East Precinct officers were dispatched at 3:47 p.m. on that report — the location was just blocks away from Woodmere Elementary School — and arrived along with paramedics on Lents Fire Station 11's Engine.
A wounded man was found and quickly loaded into an ambulance, to be rushed off to a local hospital — with emergency lights flashing, and siren sounding.
Some eleven police cruisers eventually responded to this shooting, including a PPB K-9 Team. The Portland Police Enhanced Community Safety Team (known as ECST) took over the investigation, and some officers were at the location working the case until after 10 p.m. that evening.
"An adult male was seriously injured by gunfire, and was transported to an area hospital," was all that Portland Police spokesperson Officer Derek Carmon could reveal about this incident at the time. Due to recent new federal privacy laws, no further information has been disclosed about his condition — and, as this issue of THE BEE went to press, no arrests had apparently been made in the case.
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