Newspaper delivery driver shot in NE Portland

Crime

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A newspaper delivery driver is recovering from serious injuries after he was shot in Northeast Portland early Friday morning.

A newspaper delivery driver was shot in Northeast Portland on Friday, May 14, 2021. (PPB)

Portland police responded to reports of a shooting on Northeast Shaver Street and Northeast 42nd Avenue just after 4 a.m. Once officers arrived at the scene, they found a man with a serious gunshot wound.

Two neighbors rushed out to aid the driver before police arrived.

“I woke up to the sound of these loud pops, sounded like gunfire and then blood-curdling screams and as soon as I heard that I raced outside,” said one neighbor named Matt.

The victim was then rushed to the hospital. Although his injuries are serious, police say they are not believed to be life-threatening.

Authorities said the victim and a female passenger were driving down the street while delivering newspapers when a bullet flew through the windshield of their van — striking the driver.

The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived.

The Enhanced Community Safety Team is investigating. Any witnesses or any neighbors with surveillance footage are urged to contact police and reference case number 21-129557. Crime Stoppers of Oregon also offers up to $2,500 for information leading to an arrest in any unsolved felony.

This is a developing story. KOIN 6 News will provide updates as new information is available.

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