Gunfire in NE Portland leaves one person dead

Crime

Shooting happened at The Ellington Apartments in the 1800 block of NE 66th

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Gunfire took the life of one person in Northeast Portland Monday morning, police said.

Shortly before 11 a.m., police rushed to the 1800 block of NE 66th after a “shots fired” call. Once they arrived at the Ellington Apartments they found one person already dead in a 1st-floor unit.

Homicide detectives remained at the scene well into Monday night. KOIN 6 News saw the medical examiner leave with the body shortly before 10 p.m.

Residents who spoke with KOIN 6 News said that something needs to be done about the gunfire.

One person was shot to death in the 1800 block of NE 66th in Portland, December 6, 2021 (KOIN)

“We used to could be outside on my porch until 11 and 12 at night. You can’t even be out of your porch at 7 o’clock at night around here now,” one resident who asked to not be identified told KOIN 6 News. “This is a war zone over here.”

This shooting took place around the same time that a massive police presence shut down I-5 after several carjackings and an officer-involved shooting that left the suspect dead.

KOIN 6 News will have more information as soon as possible.

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