PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Gunfire ripped into a Northeast Portland home in the early hours of Tuesday, wounding a woman who reported being shot 5 times in her bedroom.
The woman called 911 around 3:15 a.m. to report the shots at the home in the area of NE 91st and Sumner. She told officers she was in her bed and couldn’t move. She also told the officers she had 2 pit bulls living with her.
Because of the dogs, the police entered through her bedroom window. Once inside, they quickly rushed her to a hospital for treatment of her wounds. Her condition is not known at this time.
Neighbor Tracey Lowe told KOIN 6 News she heard 5 gunshots and later heard the police go inside the house. She said she doesn’t know her neighbor well and knew they had pit bulls.
“I hope she’s OK. No one deserves that, being shot in your sleep,” Lowe said.
Overall she feels Portland as a whole has become more violent.
There’s been “a big change,” she said. “It’s like what’s making everyone so angry?”
She said she’s thinking about moving, and noted it’s the second time police have been in the neighborhood in the last few weeks.
“I worry about my kids, more for them. We just kind of stay to ourselves,” she said. “Pray for this neighborhood because it seems to be kind of rough.”
Police said the investigation is active and ongoing. They did not release the victim’s name and said there isn’t any suspect information at this time.
Since 2021 began, PPB said there have been about 100 shootings in the city, 6 gun-related homicides and 27 injuries.
In January 2019 there were 33 shootings total in the city of Portland, while a year ago there were 51. There were 393 total shootings for 2019, and a dramatic spike to 893 in 2020.
Detectives ask that anyone with information please contact the PPB at 503.823.3333 and reference case #21-29644. Community members can also send a tip to firstname.lastname@example.org, call 503.823.0400 or contact Crime Stoppers.