Details being released about northeast Portland shooting victims

Published: Feb. 22, 2022 at 7:49 AM PST
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PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) - A weekend of gun violence left two dead and several others injured in two separate shootings.

The first mass shooting took place in Normandale Park where a 60-year-old woman was shot and killed. Her family told FOX 12 they were not ready to comment at this point on her death.

The woman has not yet been identified publicly by police.

Investigators say the violence started Saturday night with a confrontation between a group of protestors and a person living near Normandale Park. The neighbor, and at least one protestor, were both armed, according to the Portland Police Bureau.

The protest was planned at the park in solidarity with Amir Locke, a black man shot by Minneapolis Police this month.

Five other people were shot and hurt, according to officers. Despite no identities being revealed by PPB at this time, a nearby neighbor told FOX 12 their roommate was one of the shooters who fired at protestors and is in critical condition at a local hospital.

According to the roommate, their roommate had several guns inside their apartment and had often expressed anger over protests and people experiencing homelessness.

The other mass shooting over the weekend took place at the Foster Plaza Apartments around 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

A woman who lives in the building told FOX 12 a woman was shot several times and was dead when she rushed to help. A man inside the same car was badly injured, and two small children were also shot 00 a five-year old in the arm and a one-year-old with a leg wound.

So far, police have not yet identified any suspects.

In both cases, Portland Police say they are looking for more information to and to contact them if you have any additional details on what happened.