Boy Seriously Hurt in Portsmouth Neighborhood Shooting

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April 16, 2021 17:35


A 14-year-old boy was shot Thursday night in the Portsmouth Neighborhood.

On Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 11:04p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of someone shot in the 8900 Block of North Woolsey Avenue. Officers learned that a shooting victim, a 14-year-old boy, was being transported by private vehicle to the hospital.

The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) responded to investigate.

Investigating officers located a crime scene on the sidewalk of North Dwight Avenue between the North Trenton Street and North McCoy Court, next to a soccer field where the boy had been standing with some friends. Investigators learned that someone in a vehicle driving by the boys fired between 1 and 4 shots at them. The victim was struck in the side and seriously hurt, but the injuries are not life threatening.

If anyone has information about this shooting, please contact Portland Police at crimetips@portlandoregon.gove or 503-823-0400. Please reference case number 21-101711.

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