PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A person who may be the suspect in a Monday afternoon shooting was taken into custody after a perimeter was set up in Southeast Portland.
The shooting near the 11000 block of SE Foster Road was reported around 3:15 p.m., authorities said. When police arrived they found one person wounded and rushed that person to a hospital by ambulance.
A search began and, authorities said, a possible suspect fled. That’s when PPB called in the Special Emergency Reaction Team — SERT — and set up a perimeter west and south of SE 110th and Foster.
That’s the Foster Flood Plain Natural Area, an area with heavy woods, thick grass and part of Johnson Creek.
Shortly after 6 p.m. a K-9 found the person who ran and was hiding within the perimeter. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of “superficial dog bites,” officials said.
“It’s not clear that this is necessarily the person involved in the shooting,” PPB Lt. Greg Pashley said. “People run from police for a variety of reasons.”
He noted that anytime a person runs it’s a cause for concern, especially while responding to a shooting.
The perimeter included Springwater Trail, which added a level of concern to the search, he said.
There is no information to provide about the wounded person. The name of the person in custody has not yet been released.
This is the latest in a string of recent shootings in the city.
“Unfortunately, we’re — give or take — 200 verified shooting calls” for the year, Pashley said. “It’s too much for the city. It’s not the city that people expect Portland to be or want Portland to be.”
KOIN 6 News reporter Jenny Young contributed to this report.