During the evening and overnight hours, Portland Police officers responded to multiple shootings throughout the city of Portland.
On Wednesday…Northeast Fremont Street. Officers confirmed that an occupied vehicle was hit with gunfire. At least one occupied apartment was also struck by bullets (21-24790). No one was hurt.
At 9:34p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of shots fired near Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Salmon Street. Witnesses described two vehicles driving northbound where occupants appeared to be shooting at each other. Some evidence was recovered. No known injuries.
At 11:37p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of someone shot at a house in the 1800 block of Northeast Marine Drive. They arrived and located a victim with serious injuries, who was transported to a hospital. Assault Detectives are investigating (21-25047).
On Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 12:30a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting in the 9100 block of North Mohawk Avenue. They discovered that a suspect fired one round at someone from a vehicle and drove away (21-25118). No injuries reported.
At 3:20a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of shots heard in the 100 block of Northeast 129th Avenue. When the arrived they located evidence of gunfire. They checked area homes and found at least one hit by bullets that was occupied by a mom and her two kids. No one was injured. Several parked cars were struck. A gun was also found at the scene (photos, 21-25144). No known injuries.
At 4:38a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a shooting in the 9500 block of North Buchanan Avenue that resulted in the death of a victim (see previous press release).
At 8:00a.m., officers from Central Precinct responded to the 3100 block of Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard on a report of a shot fired through a window. It was not confirmed whether it was a bullet or some other kind of projectile.
With these events, there have been over 80 shooting incidents so far this year.
A victim is in the hospital with a serious injury after an assault in the Laurelhurst Neighborhood.
On Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 2:25a.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of an assault near Southeast 37th Avenue and Southeast Oak Street. When they arrived they located a victim with a serious injury. The victim, an adult male, was transported to a hospital by ambulance. His injuries are believed to be life-threatening. The nature of the injuries is still under investigation.
A shooting call in the St. Johns Neighborhood has become a homicide investigation after a woman was found deceased.
On Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 4:38a.m., North Precinct officers were called to a report of shots fired in the 9500 block of North Buchanan Avenue. Officers arrived and found an adult female with a possible gunshot wound. Paramedics confirmed the woman was deceased.
The sharp increase in crime gives the impression things were all well and good until the Black Lives Matter riots blew everything up. The fact is crime had been rising for two or three years previous.
But hey, our amenities are still first-rate (last year’s numbers released on September 2020):