Police: Shots fired at driver, home in Montavilla


Shots were fired Friday night at a woman who was driving and again early Saturday morning at a house

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Police said shots were fired in Southeast Portland’s Montavilla neighborhood — once on Friday night at a woman who was driving and again on Saturday morning at an occupied house.

Portland police officers were called out around 9:30 p.m. Friday to Southeast 94th Avenue and Salmon Court.

Authorities said they found evidence of gunfire but no suspect or victims. Shortly after that, a woman called police saying that she had been shot at and she left the area for her own safety.

Officers spoke with the victim, who told them she was trying to pull out of a curbside parking spot when she saw another car coming toward her. There wasn’t enough room for both cars to pass at the same time, so she flashed her headlights at the other car to signal it to go ahead, according to police. But the other car appeared to be backing up, so the woman pulled out. That’s when someone in the car allegedly shot at her, then took off.

Police said there was one bullet strike on her car. The woman was not hurt.

Saturday morning

Officers returned to the Montavilla neighborhood on another report of shots fired just before 4 a.m. Saturday.

Authorities said they found evidence that bullets had struck a house in the 300 block of Northeast 78th Avenue but the shooter was gone.

The people living in the home were not hurt.

There is no suspect description. Police ask anyone with information to call 503-823-4106 or email information to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 19-299090. 

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