Portland records first deadly shooting of the year in Hazelwood

Published: Jan. 16, 2023 at 5:07 PM PST
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PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) – The Portland Police Bureau is investigating after a man was killed in the Hazelwood neighborhood Monday afternoon, according to officials.

Officers from the East Precinct were dispatched to the 500 block of Northeast 102nd Avenue at 2:45 p.m. after receiving reports of a person shot. Once on scene, police found a man suffering from a life-threatening gunshot.

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The unidentified man was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries, PPB says.

PPB’s Homicide Unit responded to the scene to assume control of the investigation.

Karen Wilklund lives in apartments nearby and says she knew the victim well.

“This person was loved. He was loved by a lot of people,” Wilklund says. “He was a pillar in our community and for him to be gone it’s just, I can’t wrap my head around it.”

Wilklund says she hears gunshots daily near her apartment and that crime in the area has been rising. Now she’s urging city leaders to do something.

“This happens in broad daylight? In front of a lot of witnesses, cameras everywhere, people just don’t care,” Wilklund says. “But something needs to be done. Something has to be done.”

No suspects have been taken into custody.

Anyone who has information about the incident and has not yet spoken with police is asked to contact Detective Tony Harris at tony.harris@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0441 or Detective Shaye Samora at shaye.samora@police.portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-0768 and reference case number 23-14764.