Police swarm SW Portland apartment complex after shooting


Witnesses reported shots fired inside the Jeffrey Apartments

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A large police response descended upon a Southwest Portland apartment complex Thursday night after a shooting left one person injured.

Officers responded to the Jeffrey Apartments in the 1200 block of SW 11th Avenue at about 9:30 p.m. on reports of a disturbance, the Portland Police Bureau said. Once officers arrived at the scene, they heard gunshots going off.

By about 11 p.m., PPB learned at least one person had been shot. That victim had reportedly run into an apartment on the third floor.

However, officers did not rush in to try and find the victim right away. Authorities were concerned an active shooter was still inside the building at the time, leading them to secure the building, along with calling the Special Emergency Response Team and the Crisis Negotiation Team to the scene.

Ultimately, officers were able to make contact with the victim — who police say was uncooperative and refused medical service for his non-life threatening gunshot wound.

No arrests were made. Witnesses say the suspect ran from the scene.

A resident of Jeffrey Apartments was returning home from work when he found his building on lockdown. He told KOIN 6 News that his partner, who was sheltering in place in their apartment, told him that he heard running through the hallways followed by yelling in the stairwell.

“And then suddenly he heard ‘show us your hands!’ and when he looked through the peephole, he could see two police officers with guns drawn, walking through the hallway,” the man said.

An investigation is ongoing. KOIN 6 News will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.

This is a developing story.

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