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Portland Gang Investigators Probe Saturday Morning Shootings

OPB | July 12, 2014 10:43 a.m. | Portland

The Portland Police Bureau is investigating two overnight shootings in Northeast Portland.

According to a press release, there were no injuries reported and there have been no arrests.

The first shooting took place just after 1 a.m. on Northeast Lombard Street in the Woodlawn neighborhood, but though there was evidence of gunfire found on the sidewalk, no other damage or victims were discovered.

The second shooting was reported just after 3:30 a.m. in the Roseway neighborhood on Northeast Stanton. Police say a bullet traveled through a wall and into a couch where a resident had been laying, but no one was hurt.

Police asked those with information to contact them.

 


Police press release:

This morning, Saturday July 12, 2014, the Portland Police Bureau’s Gang Enforcement Team is investigating two overnight shootings in Northeast Portland. No known injuries have been reported and there have been no arrests.

At 1:28 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 500 block of Northeast Lombard Street, in the Woodlawn Neighborhood, on the report of multiple shots fired.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire on the sidewalk but did not find any bullet strikes or victims.

Witnesses described hearing multiple gunshots then seeing a large group of people run in varying directions out of the area. No suspect information was reported to police.

At 3:36 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to 7500 block of Northeast Stanton Street, in the Roseway Neighborhood, on the report of multiple shots fired.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire outside a residence, as well as bullet strikes on a home located at 7532 Northeast Stanton Street. One bullet traveled through a wall and through a couch where a resident was laying.

No injuries were reported and there is no suspect information. The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force are continuing to actively investigate gang and gun crimes in the City of Portland. Anyone with information about gang and/or gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau’s Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106. Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov. Gun crimes in progress should immediately be reported to 9-1-1. Anyone with second-hand information is asked to share it with police. Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared directly with investigators or anonymously through Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime, and tipsters can remain anonymous. Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information.

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