New Year’s Day shooting leaves 1 dead in Gresham

Crime

Shooting happened around 2 p.m. near the Patricia Anne Apartments

GRESHAM, Ore. (KOIN) — One person was shot to death in the parking lot of a Gresham apartment complex on New Years Day afternoon, police said.

The shooting happened around 2 p.m. in the 700 block of SE 187th Avenue, near the Patricia Anne Apartments.

Investigators remain at the scene and are talking with neighbors along with those who called 911 to piece together the details of what led to the shooting.

At this time a suspect has not been identified.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Gresham Police Tip Line at 503.618.2719 or toll-free at 1.888.989.3505.

A fatal shooting brought a heavy police presence to the Patricia Anne Apartments in Gresham, January 1, 2022

Violent start to 2022

Shortly before 2 a.m. in Portland, two men were shot to death and another injured after a shooting in the Argay Terrace neighborhood, according to police.

When police arrived at Northeast 131st Place they found three men had been shot. One man was already dead. The second died at the hospital. The third man is expected to recover.

That investigation remains open and active.

Another incident in the early hours of New Year’s Day left about 90 cartridge casings after a shooting in the Centennial neighborhood, officials said.

Officers responded to the report of a shooting near the intersection of Southeast 174th Avenue and Division Street. No injuries were reported but at least one car was damaged by gunfire.

Focused Intervention Team coming soon

“There is no argument that gun violence right now is a huge problem in the city of Porltand and I can say that the officers and detectives and all of us at the PPB, we want to see it end as much as anyone,” Sgt. Kevin Allen told KOIN 6 News. “It’s a huge problem right now and we want to see it solved and we have a plan in place to do our part to try to address it.”

That plan is to deploy the Focused Intervention Team.

“We have got the Focused Intervention Team coming,” Allen said. “Those officers are getting ready to transfer to this new team and they will undergo some extra training. Then they will hit the street here next month.”

Allen is aware the FIT is not going to fix everything.

“We are talking about basically 12 officers and a couple sergeants. They aren’t going to be able to fix this overnight,” he said. “But we know that we play a role in addressing gun violence and we feel like this is a good start.”

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