Man wounded by gunshots in Glenfair

Officials are not saying much about this outer East Portland shooting, which neighbors say is causing them concern …

As the sun sets in the Glenfair neighborhood, police close of SE Stark Street when a man is shot along the highway.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

Traffic was diverted along SE Stark Street, from SE 155th to 160th Avenues, on the evening of June 16, when a man was shot in the well-traveled thoroughfare.

Portland Police Bureau (PPB) officers, called to the scene at 8:20 p.m., closed the road to all traffic, and used traffic control barrels to cordon off a patch of the left turn lane where multiple evidence markers were located.

Numerous bullet shell casings are designated by these evidence markers in the middle of SE Stark Street.

“We just sat down to watch TV when we heard loud ‘pops’ that sounded like gunshots,” reported nearby resident Randy Portage.

“We’re worried because there seems to be a lot of gang stuff going on around here; we hear yelling late at night, car tires squealing, and such,” Portage told East Portland News. “Now, with all the talk about even more cops retiring, I’m afraid all hell is going to break loose here this summer.”

Police investigators gather while a PPB Forensics worker gathers evidence.

PPB Gun Violence Reduction Team investigators arrived to gather evidence while patrol officers watched and waited.

“Officers located an adult male victim, who was transported by AMR to a local area hospital with critical injuries,” confirmed PPB Public Information Officer Sergeant Brad Yakots. “The victim is expected to survive his injuries.

For hours, into the night, police investigate, looking for clues, at the scene of this crime.

“There is still no suspect information to share at this time, as investigators are actively working the case,” Yakots added. “Anyone with information is encouraged to provide information by calling 503-823-4106 or email information to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.”

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