Neighbors fearful after 3rd shooting near Montavilla home


A man was injured in the shooting Sunday

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man was injured Sunday in the third shooting in the Montavilla neighborhood in the past week.

Portland police said a man who went to a Portland hospital with non life-threatening injuries was shot in the 300 block of Northeast 78th Avenue.

It was the third shooting near the same home on that block. The first was Tuesday, August 27 when gunshots rang out after a fight. No one was injured but police found dozens of shell casings scattered along Northeast 78th Avenue.

More than 20 shell casings were found after shots were fired in the Montavilla Neighborhood on August 27, 2019. (KOIN)

“Saw the street was all blocked off and there were police everywhere,” neighbor said.

Neighbors heard shots again early Saturday morning and police found bullets in the side of a house.

“Early in the morning a couple of days ago, I heard shots — it sounded like several,” neighbor Weston Fago said.

Neighbors said they’re concerned that eventually they could be caught in the crossfire.

“I have 3 daughters and just knowing that I walk down the street to go to the store or the gas station, it’s terrifying,” neighbor Sarah Williams said.

Police confirmed the shootings Saturday and Sunday happened at the same house. The shooting Tuesday was nearby and might be related to the house, police said.

Police searched inside that house late Sunday night.

A neighbor told KOIN 6 News his house has bullet holes in it from Friday’s shooting. He said someone drove by firing shots and then someone ran out of a house or apartment, seemingly to return fire.

“I’m going to keep it real,” neighbor Roy said. “It’s like retaliation stuff, so when things go down…it’s never going to stop until it gets resolved and I don’t know how it’s going to get resolved.”

Neighbors told KOIN 6 News they believe the people who live in the house under investigation are moving out.

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