2 hurt in separate SE Portland shootings, child nearly hit


There were at least 30 shootings in the past week, police say

Shooting scene on SE Insley Street. Yellow evidence markers are scattered on a streetscape, indicating where shell casings were found. A red car and a motor home are parked on the curb, and police vehicles are parked in the distance, June 10, 2021. (PPB)

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 crimetips@portlandoregon.gov 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.

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