Gang Enforcement Team Investigating Two Non-Injury Shootings Overnight

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June 18, 2013 13:20

  

In the past 10 days, Gang Enforcement Team investigators have responded to 11 gang-related shootings in Portland.

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.

On Monday June 17, 2013, at 10:48 p.m., North Precinct officers in the area of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Mason Street heard several gunshots in the area. Officers responded to the area and located a crime scene with evidence consistent with gunfire but did not locate any victims.

At 12:30 a.m. on June 18, East Precinct officers responded to the report of several shots fired in the area of 160th Avenue and East Burnside Street. As officers arrived in the area, they were flagged down by a man who reported his car being struck by a bullet as he drove through the area. Officers do not believe that the man or the vehicle was the intended target of the shooting.

Both cases are being investigated by the Gang Enforcement Team. If you have any information about these or any other gang-related shootings, you are asked to call the Gang Enforcement Team at (503) 823-4106.

Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony, and you can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at www.crimestoppersoforegon.com, text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

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