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Police investigating shot fired overnight at parked car in NE Portland

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Portland police are investigating a case of a car parked in the 5200 block of Northeast 24th Avenue being hit by gunfire overnight.

Officers from the Portland Police Bureau’s North Precinct responded to the scene in the Concordia neighborhood just before 6 a.m. and found evidence of gunfire near the damaged vehicle.

Investigators said they found no witness information on the crime, adding that the exact time of the shooting is unknown.

Even though there is not a clear connection to an early-morning shooting that occurred on the same block Tuesday, the Gang Enforcement Team still began an investigation into this incident.

This incident is the latest in a string of cases that police are investigating as gang-related.

In addition to the two shootings at this location, a home near North Rodney and Ivy was targeted by gunfire Tuesday morning and gunfire broke out after an argument in a grocery store parking lot later that afternoon.

Over the weekend a woman was shot near Northeast 117th Avenue and Stark, and police believe the reason is that her car was mistaken for someone else’s.

According to the PPB, gang-related shootings are actually down by more than 25 percent compared to this time in 2016. However, investigators did confirm there has been a spike in violence over the last week.

“We talked with our gang investigators, in some cases they’re looking at relationships between ongoing disputes, so some of it’s a little back and forth,” Sgt. Pete Simpson said. “Certainly not all of them are related, it’s hard to tell sometimes with the lack of information.”

The PPB is asking anyone with a home surveillance system to register their cameras with the bureau’s voluntary CrimeReports Camera Registration program and check their footage if they live near a shooting since it is possible the may be information that could assist with some of these cases.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call 503-823-4106 or email the information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

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