June 17, 2013 11:55On Sunday June 16, 2013, at 3:18 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of multiple shots fired in the 15800 block of East Burnside Street. As officers were en route to the scene, additional information was broadcast that several African American males were seen running from the area and some were leaving in vehicles.
Officers got to the area and detained one gang associate after a foot pursuit and neighborhood perimeter. Witnesses pointed out an apartment in the Windsor Court Apartments (15809 East Burnside Street) where people may have run into after the shooting. Officers made contact at the apartment and detained several known gang associates.
The Gang Enforcement Team responded to conduct an investigation into the shooting. Since no witnesses came forward with information on who was directly involved in the shooting, there were no arrests and the case remains under investigation.
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 illegal gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau.
If you see an illegal gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.
Sgt. Pete Simpson