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Police respond to shots fired on NE Halsey, no injuries reported

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Portland police are investigating a shooting in the Montavilla neighborhood that happened early Sunday. 

Officers responded to reports of gunfire near Northeast 78th Avenue and Northeast Halsey Street at 12:49 a.m. Witnesses told police they saw people inside one car shooting at another while driving down Northeast Halsey Street. 

When officers arrived, they found multiple bullet casings on the ground between Northeast 76th Avenue to Northeast 79th Avenue.

People living in the neighborhood say it’s a little too close to home.

“Does it make me feel protective and concerned? Absolutely,” said Thomas Boutte, who lives nearby. 

Boutte said he came home at about 1 a.m. He said his street was blocked off and red and blue lights lit up his home. It gave him an uneasy feeling, he said.  

“You know, these are kind of just realities. I try to be kind of pragmatic about it,” he said. 

Surveillance cameras at a nearby business caught what police say witnesses told them happened overnight — they saw people inside one car, shooting at another.

During a 12:46 a.m. timestamp, the video shows two cars driving west on Northeast Halsey. One crosses the center line and swerves back into the travel lane.

Neighbors say they’re on high alert.

“You know it’s really just about being aware, being present and you know, smart about things,” Boutte said. 

Police said no injuries have been reported.

No suspects have been located at this time, according to police.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to assume the investigation.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the Gang Enforcement Team at 503-823-4106.

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