Sunday morning shots close 82nd Avenue

Here’s what we learned about an outer East Portland gunfire incident, along the Avenue of Roses …

Between the Tabor South and Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhoods, along SE 82nd Avenue of Roses, a still image from this PBOT Traffic Camera shows the area that police closed down after a shooting.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

After gunshots erupted along SE 82nd Avenue of Roses, north of Powell Boulevard, on December 22 at 8:40 a.m., Portland Police Bureau (PPB) East Precinct officers descended upon the area.

Officers didn’t find a shooting victim – or even witnesses. “Arriving officers did find evidence of gunfire,” reported PPB Public Information Officer Sergeant Brad Yakots, about the incident.

Officers stand by while detectives investigate this shooting.

The thoroughfare was closed for about two hours, from SE Powell Boulevard, north to Tibbetts Street, while members of the PPB Gun Violence Reduction Team conducted an investigation.

It appeared that bullets had struck businesses along the west side of SE 82nd Avenue of Roses, but apparently left little damage. The investigation continues.

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