Three more East Portland shootings injure more victims

Unending gun violence continues in outer East Portland; two happened just on Saturday night …

In the Centennial and Madison South neighborhoods, officers are called to investigate shootings on October 24; and another on October 30 in Parkrose.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

Perhaps the cool weather has tamped down the spate of gun violence across outer East Portland a little – but, two incidents on October 24 proved they’re not over. These shootings left behind injured people; and, in one case, wrecked cars.

Shootout in Centennial leads to car wreck

Law enforcement officers responding to a “Shots Fired” call also discover a related car crash.

In the wee hours of October 24, Portland Police Bureau (PPB) officers were dispatched for a “Shots Fired” call on SE 162nd Avenue, just south of Stark Street, at 1:03 a.m.

“Officers found evidence of gunfire, including a subject who had been shot inside a crashed motor vehicle,” reported PPB Public Information Officer Melissa Newhard.

Officers learned that an altercation between two subjects had occurred outside a nearby establishment, leading them to shoot each other.

Apparently wounded, the driver of this car crashed, trying to drive away from where he was shot. Image courtesy of KOIN-TV News 6

“After the shooting, the subjects went to their separate vehicles in an attempt to leave,” Newhard said. “One of the subjects crashed nearby, striking other parked vehicles. The crash was most likely due to the subject’s injuries, sustained during the shooting.”

Before officers arrived, the other suspect fled the scene and is still on the loose, confirmed Newhard.

An officer looks for evidence after a shootout in the Centennial neighborhood.

The person in the crashed car was taken by ambulance to an area hospital by ambulance. “The medical status of the subject is unknown at this time,” Newhard informed.

This shooting remains under investigation.

Little known about Madison South shooting

An ambulance responds to NE 82nd Avenue of Roses, after officers secure the crime scene.

After shots rang out along NE 82nd Avenue of Roses near NE Klickitat Street, PPB North Precinct officers headed that way on October 24 at 7:09 p.m.

“Officers arrived and made sure the crime scene was safe, so the victim could receive medical attention – and be transported to the hospital by ambulance,” remarked a PPB official about the incident.

With no subjects in custody, there is no suspect information available. But this shooting is also considered to be “under investigation”.

October 30:
Shooting in Luuwit View Park wounds one

Officers converge near Luuwit View Park in Parkrose, after an officer hears a volley of gunshots.

While an individual wounded by gunfire in Luuwit View Park on October 30 made their way to a local hospital, the injured person refused to help police find the shooter.

The incident started when a PPB North Precinct officer on patrol on NE Fremont Street near 127th Avenue called dispatchers at 12:52 a.m. hearing as many as 30 gunshots.

“Additional officers responded to the area to assist the officer in searching for victims of a shooting and/or evidence of gunfire, however, they were unable to locate either,” said PPB Public Information Officer Newhard about this incident.

While investigators continue looking for evidence, officers are called to hospital emergency department, where an uncooperative shooting victim had been dropped off.

“Around 1:18 a.m., officers were called to an area hospital on reports of a walk-in gunshot wound victim,” Newhard informed. “There, officers learned the victim was shot near Luuwit View Park; but, the victim would not elaborate further on the incident, nor would they give officers a suspect description.

“The victim suffered from a minor injury and is expected to make a full recovery,” Newhard added.

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