Teenage girl injured in N Portland shooting, neighbor says he’s weary of violence

Published: Nov. 19, 2022 at 10:17 PM PST
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PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - A teenage girl was injured in a north Portland shooting Saturday night, according to the Portland Police Bureau.

At about 8 p.m., police responded to the 6000 block of North Greeley Avenue on reports of a victim, a 17 or 18-year-old girl, with a gunshot wound.

Police said they believe the shooting happened elsewhere, and the victim was driven to that location, where the car stopped to wait for emergency responders.

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The victim was taken to the hospital in an ambulance with an unknown prognosis. Police have not yet released any updates about the victim or her condition.

North Greeley was closed for several hours between North Ainsworth and North Holman while police investigated.

Nathan Etzel, whose house was within the crime scene, said he suddenly heard sirens and saw police lights.

“It seems like it’s becoming normalized to the community, which is kind of a shame,” Etzel said. “It’s upsetting. We’ve been having that kind of violence happening throughout the city. I’m not surprised that it happened here on this street. People do use Greeley as a bypass for the freeway.”

Etzel said he’s weary of the crime and he’s decided to move out of the city.

“We’re from Oregon,” Etzel said. “My family came here in the late 1800′s and we’re going to be leaving.”

No other details have been released at this time. Anyone with information about the shooting should contact police.