PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A woman is dead after a shooting in the Cathedral Park neighborhood Sunday morning, according to Portland police.

Just after 5:35 a.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting near North Crawford Street and North Alta Avenue. When they arrived, they report finding a woman dead at the scene.

Any possible suspects left the scene before police were called, authorities say.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit spent nearly 11 hours at the scene in the initial phase of the investigation.

A woman was found shot to death in Portland's Cathedral Park, November 5, 2023 (KOIN)
A woman was found shot to death in Portland’s Cathedral Park, November 5, 2023 (KOIN)

Residents in the St. Johns neighborhood who spoke with KOIN 6 News said it’s very unusual for something like this to happen here.

“I haven’t heard about anything happen like this before,” said Greg Williams. “But this is the latest I usually go out at night so it makes me think about keeping my eyes open a little more.”

He said he will “try not to be in the dark as much, where visibility is good. Just keep my eyes open.”

Travis Russell regularly walks his dog in the park nearly every day. “Generally I like to stay alert. I like to have my head on a swivel, know what my surroundings are at all times for me and my dog’s safety,” he said.

Kathleen Bonn thought about the reputation to the park.

“It just would be really sad if this incident were to make the reputation of this park be something other than it really is, which is a really nice community park for people to come walk their dogs and enjoy one another’s company,” she said.

If anyone has information about this case, they are encouraged to contact Portland police.