PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Nearly 90 cartridge casings were found after a shooting in the Centennial neighborhood early Saturday morning, officials said.
Officers responded to the report of a shooting near the intersection of Southeast 174th Avenue and Division Street.
When Portland police arrived they found a parked car that was shot, along with several calibers and about 90 spent casings. Officers said there are no reports of injuries.
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FIT to hit the streets soon
“There is no argument that gun violence right now is a huge problem in the city of Porltand and I can say that the officers and detectives and all of us at the PPB, we want to see it end as much as anyone,” Sgt. Kevin Allen told KOIN 6 News. “It’s a huge problem right now and we want to see it solved and we have a plan in place to do our part to try to address it.”
That plan is to deploy the Focused Intervention Team.
“We have got the Focused Intervention Team coming,” Allen said. “Those officers are getting ready to transfer to this new team and they will undergo some extra training. Then they will hit the street here next month.”
Allen is aware the FIT is not going to fix everything.
“We are talking about basically 12 officers and a couple sergeants. They aren’t going to be able to fix this overnight,” he said. “But we know that we play a role in addressing gun violence and we feel like this is a good start.”