Woman killed in shooting at NW Portland park
PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - A woman died after being shot in northwest Portland on Friday night, according to the Portland Police Bureau.
PPB said just after 11 p.m. Friday, officers responded to Wallace Park. When they arrived, they found a woman who had been shot. She was treated on the scene, but died before being taken to a hospital.
Lisa, a woman who lives nearby, said she was in bed when she heard sirens.
“That’s pretty horrific here,” Lisa said, “because I’m just thinking what if we had decided to take a stroll.”
Signe, another nearby resident, said she’s had to be more alert when out, and that people are being hassled on the street - something that didn’t used to happen.
“There’s definitely been an increase in the crime that’s going on around here,” Signe said. “Increasing drug problems and drug usage on the streets. Sketchy individuals walking around freely. I think we’re at a point where we need to be reconsidering the safety precautions we’re taking for our community.”
Signe and Lisa both offered their condolences to the family of the victim.
Police have not yet announced arrests or suspect information in connection to the shooting, but said homicide detectives are investigating.
Anyone with information is asked to contact detective Brian Sims at 503-823-2079 or Brian.Sims@police.portlandoregon.gov or detective Meghan Burkeen at 503-823-2092 or Meghan.Burkeen@police.portlandoregon.gov.
During the investigation, Northwest 25th Avenue is closed from Northwest Raleigh Street to Northwest Pettygrove Street.
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