PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Two people were shot in Northeast Portland late Thursday, according to the Portland Police Bureau.
Officers responded to the 4400 block of NE Mallory Avenue at about 10:30 p.m. and found two people had been injured as a result of gunfire. PPB said the severity of their injuries is not being released at this time.
Portland has seen an unprecedented spate of gun violence. In 2020, the Rose City logged roughly 900 shootings, compared to 393 shootings in all of 2019.
On Monday, Portland police identified 33-year-old Jaron Weeks as the city’s 53rd homicide victim this year — the highest number of homicides in Portland since a wave of gang violence in the early 1990s.