Transit Station shooting remains unsolved

Police officers helped save the life if the man shot at this outer East Portland Transit Station, but details about the incident remain veiled …

All motor traffic stops, on northbound NE 82nd Avenue of Roses over Interstate 84, as police begin to investigate a shooting in outer East Portland.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

When gunshots rang out at the 82nd Avenue Transit Station’s east side street-level platform of TriMet MAX “Blue” Light Rail line on May 29 at 3:29 p.m., a man fell to the sidewalk and a car reportedly sped off.

Portland Police Bureau East Precinct units arrived first, soon followed by the Bureau’s Transit Division.

“Officers located an adult male victim suffering from what was believed to be a serious, but non-life-threatening, gunshot injury,” disclosed PPB Public Information Office Sgt. Chris Burley.

Numerous PPB Traffic Division units arrive to help with the investigation.

“Officers applied a tourniquet to the victim prior to emergency medical personnel arriving on-scene,” Burley said. “Responding paramedics gave the man medical aid before taking him to an area hospital by ambulance.”

People at the busy transit station gave officers license plate numbers and descriptions of vehicles believed to have carried the gunman.

Officers exchange information learned at the crime scene with one another.

“Officers searched the area for possible suspects, additional victims and evidence of the shooting, but did not locate a suspect associated with this shooting,” Burley said, although officers did locate evidence of gunfire there.

Northbound NE 82nd Avenue of Roses was closed for more than an hour, while officers investigated the shooting.

The investigation continues at the scene, but little is known about what led up to this very public shooting.

So far, officials have yet to reveal further information about the incident.

Anyone with information about this shooting should call the Portland Police Bureau’s non-emergency line at 503-823-3333

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