Shooting Investigation Underway in Northeast Portland's King Neighborhood

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December 27, 2013 02:06

  

This evening, Thursday December 26, 2013, at 5:12 p.m., North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team officers responded to the report of gunshots heard in the area of Northeast 6th Avenue and Simpson Street.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire in the intersection. Officers spoke with witnesses who described hearing shots and seeing an unknown make or model vehicle leave the area eastbound on Simpson Street from 6th Avenue. Witnesses also reported seeing a subject running in the neighborhood after the shots.

At this point there are no known victims or confirmed suspect information.

Gang Enforcement Team investigators and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division are processing the crime scene.

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.

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