Two Shootings in East Precinct Leave Injured Victims, Firearms Seized (Photo)

June 11, 2021 14:12


Two injury shootings took place in East Precinct Thursday afternoon that strained resources, but officers were able to follow investigative leads and seize evidence.

On Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 4:02p.m., East Precinct Officers responded to a report of shots fired near Southeast 82nd Avenue and Southeast Insley Street. Officers located a crime scene closer to Southeast 83rd Avenue (photo), where there was evidence of gunfire. A short time later, officers learned of a shooting victim being dropped off at a local hospital by private vehicle. Officers confirmed that the patient was injured in the shooting on Southeast Insley Street. The adult male victim was severely wounded, but after lifesaving treatment at the hospital he is expected to survive his injuries.

East Precinct Officers followed investigative leads and tips from the public to locate a vehicle involved in the shooting and three firearms (photo). They were seized as evidence. Investigators will determine if they were in fact used in a crime. The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. They believe occupants of another vehicle were involved in the shooting. They have not yet been located yet and no arrests have been made. The case number is 21-157409.

As that call response was underway, another shooting call came out in East Precinct. At 7:17p.m., officers responded to the 3900 block of Southeast 174th Avenue on a shooting. When they arrived they found one adult male had been shot in a leg. He was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigating officers determined that at least two people were shooting at each other. A stray bullet struck the victim, who was uninvolved and watering his front lawn at the time. Several bullets also pierced a nearby occupied apartment, narrowly missing a child taking a bath.

One involved person was identified and detained. A firearm has been seized as evidence (photo). At this time no charges have been filed in that case. At least one other suspect is outstanding. The case number is 21-157537.

ECST supervisors noted the outstanding call response by patrol officers to the two chaotic scenes that led to significant progress in the case investigations.

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In the past week in Portland there were at least thirty shootings, ten resulting in injuries. There were also six deaths that are being investigated as homicides.

Photo descriptions:

Three firearms displayed on a surface, one large semiautomatic handgun, black with silver colored slide, with its loaded magazine next to it, a small black revolver, and a small semiautomatic handgun, black with silver colored slide with loaded magazine.

Shooting scene on SE Insley Street. Yellow evidence markers are scattered on a streetscape, indicating where shell casings were found. A red car and a motor home are parked on the curbline, and police vehicles are parked in the distance.

A black semiautomatic handgun sitting on a vehicle seat, slide locked in the rear position, loaded magazine nearby.



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