Shooting Investigation Early Saturday Morning on SE Powell Blvd -- Two People Injured

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September 22, 2018 10:55


On Saturday, September 22, 2018, at 2:58 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire at the Motel 6, located at 3104 Southeast Powell Boulevard.

When officers arrived, they located an adult male lying in the parking lot of the Motel 6 suffering from a gunshot injury. Emergency medical personnel arrived and provided the man medical aid and transported him to a Portland hospital. Officers searched the area for suspects, but did not locate anyone believed to be a suspect in this shooting.

As officers canvassed the area they located evidence of gunfire in the parking lot of the Motel 6. Officers also located a vehicle believed to be associated to people involved in this shooting. The vehicle was abandoned in the Motel 6 parking lot.

During the investigation, officers received information that an adult male had arrived at a Portland hospital by private vehicle with a gunshot injury. Investigators believe the person suffered the gunshot injury during the shooting at the Motel 6 on Southeast Powell Boulevard.

Based on information gathered at this time in the investigation, investigators believe a group of people, associated with a room at the Motel 6, were having a party when a disturbance occurred and during the disturbance there was gunfire.

The injuries suffered by both men are beleived to be non-life-threatening.

This investigation is on-going and there is no suspect information to provide at this time.

Based on preliminary information, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to assume the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have also responded to assist with this investigation.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or who possesses video surveillance footage of the shooting is asked to contact Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division Gang Enforcement Team Detective Brian Sims at 503-823-2079 or

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