UPDATE: PPB Investigating Shooting-Female Injured

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September 11, 2019 08:11


The adult female who was injured during this shooting is out of surgery and is expected to survive her wound. Preliminary information suggests there was a negligent discharge of a firearm while a handgun was being cleaned.

The handgun has since been taken for safekeeping while the investigation continues. No one has been arrested relating to this incident. Ultimately this case will be reviewed by the Multnomah District Attorney's Office for possible criminal charges.

The bureau would like to remind community members of the four cardinal safety rules of safe gun handling:

* Always treat all firearms as if they were loaded
* Never allow the muzzle of any firearm to point at anything you are not willing to destroy
* Never put your finger near the trigger until you are ready to fire
* Always be sure of your target and what is behind and in front of it

No more information is expected to be released. If PPB hears the victim wants to speak to media, we will pass along her information to interested media.


Central Precinct Officers responded to a shooting in the 1200 block of Southeast Yamhill Street on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 3:04 p.m. Officers arrived and located an injured female who was transported to an area hospital with what are believed to be life-threatening injuries.

The involved male remains at the scene and is cooperating with officers. The firearm has been recovered. There are no identified on-going risks to the community related to this incident.

It is early in the investigation and officers are looking into the circumstances leading up to the event. If anyone has information, contact non-emergency dispatch at (503) 823-3333.



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