PORTLAND, OR – Portland residents have been complaining to police about frequent gunshots each night throughout the city since Friday night. Portland this weekend sounded more like Al Raqqa, Syria this weekend than a Pacific Northwest city in America.
On December 7, 2020 at about 12:34 a.m., Portland Police responded to reports of shots fired in the area of the 600 block of Northeast Morgan Street. Many people called to report hearing gunfire. Police responded and found shell casings on the ground and discovered that a residence and a vehicle had been struck by gunfire. Police counted at least 83 shell casings at the scene. A residence had evidence of over 50 bullet strikes.
There did not appear to be any injuries, and none have been reported connected to this incident. In addition, Portland Police have responded to the following shooting incidents since Friday night at midnight:
Saturday, December 5 at about 1:43 a.m., there were three incidents in separate locations;
Northeast 15th Avenue and Northeast Dekum Street, Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Northeast Lombard Street, North Albina Avenue and North Rosa Parks Way.
Sunday, December 6, 2020, at 2:11 a.m., near Southeast 170th Avenue and Southeast Division Street
Sunday, December 6, 2020, at 1:17 p.m., near North Columbia Boulevard and North Bank Street
Sunday, December 6, 2020, at 9:05 p.m., near the 3100 Block of Southeast 136th Avenue
Monday, December 7, 2020 at 1:07 a.m., near the 13100 Block of East Burnside Street
As of now no injuries have been reported in connection with these incidents.
Information about shooting statistics is available on the Portland Police Bureau website Gun Violence Statistics | The City of Portland, Oregon.
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