Woman shot, while kids shoot off fireworks

Portland Police Badge
Portland Police Badge



July 05, 2012 09:10

  

On Wednesday July 4, 2012, at 10:21 p.m. Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to a call of shots fired and a women hit in the area of North Fiske/Fessenden.

Officers arrived and learned that a group of people, including 5-6 children under the age of 10 years old were on the corner lighting off fireworks. While lighting/watching the fireworks, a vehicle occupied by at least 3 African American males, drove by and fired multiple shots at the group.

An adult woman was shot and she was transported to an area hospital with what are believed to be life threatening injuries. There is no update on here condition at this time.

The shooters drove off westbound on Fessenden. Officers also learned that a subject from the group watching fireworks, returned fire as the vehicle drove off. That subject then ran off northbound on Fiske and has not been identified at this time.

The Gang Enforcement Team is investigating.

*************


Media Relations:
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Peter.Simpson@portlandoregon.gov
Desk: 503-823-0830
Pager: 503-790-1779


Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204