Early this morning eight were injured by gunfire in downtown Portland
Eight people are being treated for injuries after a shooting in downtown Portland, including at least one with serious, life threatening wounds.
On Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 2:10a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of multiple people shot in the 300 block of Southwest 3rd Avenue. When officers arrived they found many people injured. The officers initiated lifesaving measures and secured the scene for paramedics to respond. So far 8 patients have been located and transported to the hospital by ambulance. At least one is considered life threatening. There appeared to be both male and female adults hit by bullets.
The suspect or suspects left the scene before police were called and no one has been arrested. No suspect descriptions are being released at this time.
Officers have closed Southwest 3rd Avenue from Southwest Oak Street to Southwest Washington Street for the investigation. The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released when appropriate.
Notably the police offered no description of suspects and didn’t even bother to send a public information officer, as they normally would.
— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) July 17, 2021