PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — More than a dozen shell casings were found outside of a Southeast Portland home that was struck by gunfire on Monday night, according to the Portland Police Bureau.
Police received multiple reports of shots fired near Southeast 118th Avenue and Southeast Harold Street around 8:30 p.m. One report came from someone inside a house that had been struck by a bullet but was uninjured.
In total, 14 shell casings were collected as evidence, according to PPB.
One man we spoke with who lives close by said it’s unusual to hear so many rounds fired in his neighborhood. We also spoke with a pastor from a nearby church who told us his wife had been checking the building to make sure the church had not been hit.
“[I’m] kind of saddened that the world is getting like this,” said Geraldine Glen of the True Vine Baptist Church. “It’s just sad. It breaks my heart. But there’s still hope, I don’t give up easily.”
The offices of Portland Mayor and Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty did not immediately respond to interviews requested by KOIN 6.
Meantime, PPB said the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and reference case 21-62896.
Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for reported information that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime. Tips can be submitted anonymously online or through the P3 Tips app.