Portland Police Investigate Overnight Shooting in Parkrose Neighborhood

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May 21, 2013 10:50


This morning, Tuesday May 21, 2013, at approximately 1:30 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the parking lot of a residence in the 10500 block of Northeast Fremont Street on the report of shots fired in the area.

Officers arrived but did not locate any victims. Witnesses at the scene described hearing shots and seeing several vehicles leave the area.

Shortly after North Precinct officers arrived, East Precinct officers responded to the report of a gunshot victim arriving at Portland Adventist Medical Center. The victim, 45-year-old William Rasmussen of Southeast Portland, was suffering from two non-life-threatening gunshot wounds and was transported from PAMC to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for treatment.

Rasmussen told police he was in the parking lot of the apartment complex when he was approached by the suspect who fired shots at him for no reason.

Rasmussen could not provide any suspect information.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Assault Detail at (503) 823-0400.



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