Two Shootings July 4 in North and Northeast Portland Leave Two Injured
Woman shot as families watched fireworks has life threatening injuries
Helen Silvis Of The Skanner News
July 05, 2012Two shootings July 4, in North and Northeast Portland, left two injured, one with life threatening injuries.
At 4:40 p.m. Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to a shooting at the car wash located at Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Jarrett Street.
Witnesses told police that shots were fired from a vehicle traveling westbound on Jarrett. Occupants of the vehicle fired on a group of African American men standing in the car wash area. Police believe there was an exchange of gunfire between the occupants of the vehicle and the men standing in the car wash. The vehicle then fled northbound on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Police report an adult African American man went to an area hospital with a gunshot wound.
The Gang Enforcement Team is investigating. Anyone with information regarding this shooting is asked to call: Detective Todd Teats at 503-823-2137 or Email: Todd.Teats@portlandoregon.gov
The second shooting was at 10:21 p.m. Portland Police officers responded to a call of shots fired and a women hit in the area of North Fiske and Fessenden Street
Police say that a group of people, including five or six children under the age of 10 years old were on the corner lighting off fireworks. A vehicle occupied by at least three African American males, drove by and fired multiple shots at the group.
A woman was shot. Police say she was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The shooters drove off West on Fessenden Street. Police say someone in the group watching fireworks, returned fire as the vehicle drove off. That person then fled north on Fiske Street and has not been identified at this time.
The Gang Enforcement Team is investigating.