Yet another gunshot homicide in outer East Portland

Week #103 Shooting Report | UPDATED | It looked for a while as if this would be a ‘murder-free week’ in our neighborhoods; but it was not to be. A man and woman are shot on East Burnside Street; she dies. That story, and our weekly ‘Shots Fired Log’, below …

Day and night, Portland Police Bureau officers are sent to possible gunshots being fired, or actual shootings.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

There were plenty of “Shots Fired” and “Shooting-with-Weapon” calls during the long 4th of July Holiday – but no such homicides occurred during the three-day weekend. However, a deadly shooting did take place shortly after the Independence Day holiday.

July 6
Deadly shooting at 148th Avenue MAX station

n less than a week, PPB officers return for another shooting at the TriMet MAX Light Rail Blue Line station at 148th Avenue – this one had a deadly result.

After the July 1 shooting at 1:58 p.m. on the platform of the TriMet MAX Light Rail Blue Line station, shots were fired there again, very late on July 6. At that location, they left one female deceased and one male victim in the hospital with gunshot wounds.

That’s what we learned had happened there, on the border of the Glenfair and Hazelwood neighborhoods, from the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) the same evening.

A man, reportedly shot in the leg by known assailants, according to neighbors, is about to be taken to a local hospital by ambulance.

On July 6 at 11:22 p.m., PPB East Precinct officers were dispatched on a “Shooting-with-Weapon” call and found a dead woman at the MAX station platform.

Not far away along East Burnside Street, they also found a male shooting victim. “The male victim was taken to a local hospital by ambulance with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries,” a PPB official revealed.

The suspect or suspects left the scene before police were called, and no immediate arrests were made.

This homicide investigation continues into the night.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit was called to the crime scene. During an investigation that went far into the night, East Burnside Street was closed to all traffic between NE 148th Avenue and 150th Avenue.


This is the person slain in this shooting: 42-year-old Gladis Mendoza-Hernandez. Family provided image

On July 9, officials revealed that 42-year-old Gladis Mendoza-Hernandez was the female who died in this shooting. The Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and determined Mendoza-Hernandez died from a gunshot wound and ruled her death a homicide.

The second victim, an adult male, sustained gunshot injuries to his lower extremities. He has been released from the hospital.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact Detective Calvin Goldring at, 503-823-0256 or Detective Ryan Foote, 503-823-0781. This is Case No. 22-181010.

Shooting calls in outer East Portland

Other shooting incidents, to which emergency medical responders were dispatched, occurred in the Lents and Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhoods this week. . .

July 1 at 5:25 a.m.
Powellhurst-Gilbert; SE Powell Boulevard

A man is shot with a BB gun; officers talk with him as he is being medically evaluated and prepared for a trip to the hospital.

Officers were sent look into this shooting on SE Powell Boulevard at 135th Avenue. “A complainant came into the convenience store saying he had been shot; but his injuries were not consistent with what he was describing,” said PPB Public Information Officer Sergeant Kevin Allen.

“Officers believed he was [actually] injured with a BB gun or pellet pistol; and he was transported by ambulance to a local hospital,” Sgt Allen told East Portland News. “Officers attempted to locate a crime scene, but were unable to do so.”  This is Case No. 22-175379.

July 5 at 11:05 a.m. and at 11:45 a.m.
In Lents, near or on the Springwater Trail
Sgt. Allen said the previous call, above, and this one were directly related to one another. The first incident was along SE Foster Road near 102nd Avenue; just west of the Springwater Trail – and the second shooting call directed officers to where SE 102nd Avenue dead-ends into the Springwater Trail just south of Foster Road.

“At these incidents, the same victim was shot in the face with a BB gun,” Sgt. Allen reported. “The victim was uncooperative with the officers; this generated two separate calls, because he didn’t want to provide information.” These are Case Numbers 22-179382 and 22-179413.

Shootings outside our area

  • June 30 – North Columbia Way; East Columbia neighborhood; Incident No. 22-174524
  • July 01 – Downtown Portland on SW 2nd Avenue; Incident No. 22-176038
  • July 03 – Old Town on West Burnside Street at 4th Avenue; Incident No. 22-177222
  • July 03 – In Gresham, in the 3000 block of NE Rene Avenue; Incident No. 22-24505


If you have information about any of these shootings, email it to – and be sure to include the Case Number.


We saw quite an increase from the previous weeks, with 40 “Shots Fired” calls logged; PPB officials say this was due to several incidents of illegal fireworks being set off on the July 4th Holiday, reported by residents as possible shots fired. Officers actually did find evidence of shooting at some of these calls.

June 29 [+9 outside our area]
22-026581       06/29/2022 at 18:35:52           2900 Block of THOUSAND ACRES RD
2-173921         06/29/2022 at 19:55:36           7400 Block of SE 86TH AVE
22-173985       06/29/2022 at 21:09:21           700 Block of NE 127TH AVE
22-174011       06/29/2022 at 21:22:30           SE 160TH AVE / SE TIBBETTS ST

June 30
22-174218       06/30/2022 at 02:13:47           3300 Block of SE 122ND AVE

22-174216       06/30/2022 at 02:19:50           SE 84TH AVE / SE STARK ST
22-174286       06/30/2022 at 04:04:27           1600 Block of SE 117TH AVE
22-174590       06/30/2022 at 12:26:35           10000 Block of NE SIMPSON ST
22-174894       06/30/2022 at 18:27:48           2900 Block of SE 112TH AVE
22-175124       06/30/2022 at 23:03:47           3500 Block of NE 165TH AVE
22-175135       06/30/2022 at 23:10:36           3100 Block of NE 103RD PL
22-175136       06/30/2022 at 23:11:57           SE 107TH AVE / SE BUSH ST
22-175141       06/30/2022 at 23:25:36           NE 115TH AVE / NE SHAVER ST
22-024226       07/01/2022 at 00:03:39           900 Block of SE 176TH PL

July 1
22-175206       07/01/2022 at 00:22:47           3500 Block of NE 122ND AVE

22-175326       07/01/2022 at 03:16:49           SE 122ND AVE / E BURNSIDE ST
22-176092       07/01/2022 at 22:59:37           7300 Block of SE 87TH AVE
22-176095       07/01/2022 at 23:04:22           NE 56TH AVE / NE GLISAN ST
22-176101       07/01/2022 at 23:14:11           600 Block of SE 146TH AVE

July 2
22-176185       07/02/2022 at 00:34:43           3000 Block of SE 85TH AVE

22-176192       07/02/2022 at 00:43:50           12000 Block of SE ASH ST
22-176196       07/02/2022 at 00:47:11           5200 Block of SE FLAVEL ST
22-176262       07/02/2022 at 02:27:29           5300 Block of SE 62ND AVE
22-176284       07/02/2022 at 03:09:37           4500 Block of NE 64TH AVE
22-176309       07/02/2022 at 03:53:53           NE 63RD AVE / NE PRESCOTT ST
22-176318       07/02/2022 at 04:34:56           16700 Block of NE MASON ST
22-176833       07/02/2022 at 19:09:29           12000 Block of SE MARKET ST
22-176938       07/02/2022 at 21:03:34           4200 Block of SE 90TH AVE
22-176951       07/02/2022 at 21:20:21           7200 Block of SE WOODSTOCK BLVD
22-177006       07/02/2022 at 22:40:41           SE 70TH AVE / SE DUKE ST

July 3 [+14 outside our area]
22-177157       07/03/2022 at 01:21:30           1000 Block of SE 69TH AVE

July 4
22-178059       07/04/2022 at 00:45:53           NE 148TH AVE / E BURNSIDE ST

22-178100       07/04/2022 at 02:05:33           SE 148TH AVE / SE STARK ST
22-178789       07/04/2022 at 21:09:21           12300 Block of SE TIBBETTS ST
22-178916       07/04/2022 at 23:24:37           NE 112TH AVE / NE FREMONT ST

July 5 [+8 outside our area]
22-179000       07/05/2022 at 00:45:18           3400 Block of NE 79TH AVE
22-179041       07/05/2022 at 02:29:37           NE 131ST PL / NE SANDY BLVD
22-179121       07/05/2022 at 04:12:43           1200 Block of NE 74TH AVE
22-179482       07/05/2022 at 13:01:54           12400 Block of NE WASCO ST

July 6 [+7 outside our area]
22-180039       07/06/2022 at 00:28:21           12000 Block of SE DIVISION ST

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We are doggedly continuing our reporting of shooting incidents in East Portland – until such a time as we can report that there seems to be some real control gained over the epidemic of shooting crimes in our area.

Alas, that time has not yet come.

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