PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — One person was injured in a Thursday evening shooting in Southeast Portland, police said.
Officers responded to reports of gunfire just after 4 p.m. near SE 82nd Avenue and SE Insley Street. The Portland Police Bureau said a man was taken to a hospital where he was treated for severe injuries. He was expected to survive.
Tips from the public helped officers find a vehicle involved in the shooting and three firearms, PPB said. The Enhanced Community Safety Team took over the investigation and learned people inside a separate vehicle were involved in the shooting. No suspects have been arrested. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police by emailing email@example.com and reference case number 21-157409.
About three hours after the first shooting call, officers responded to another shooting, this time in the 3900 block of SE 174th Avenue. A man who had been shot in the leg was taken to a hospital and was expected to recover. Investigators said at least two people had been shooting at each other and a stray bullet struck the victim — who was not involved — while he was watering his lawn.
Officers said several bullets also pierced a nearby apartment with people inside, including a child taking a bath who was nearly struck.
One person involved was detained and a gun was taken as evidence but no charges have been filed. At least one other suspect is still being sought. The case number is 21-157537.
According to the PPB, there were at least 30 shootings in the past week in Portland, including 10 that left people injured. Six deaths are being investigated as homicides.