1 shot dead in NE Portland supportive housing; residents say apartments far safer than streets

Published: Apr. 22, 2023 at 8:17 AM PDT
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PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) - A man died in a shooting early Saturday morning in northeast Portland, according to the Portland Police Bureau.

PPB said at about 2:15 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to a shooting inside a unit in the Las Adelitas apartment complex on Northeast Killingsworth Street. When they arrived, they found a man shot and killed. He has not been identified.

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Las Adelitas is a relatively new, affordable housing complex that just opened in December, and Michelle Hornbeck was one of the first tenants to move in.

She says she learned about the shooting from a neighbor who heard the gunshot.

“My neighbor woke me up in a panic and told me what happened, and I came down and the streets were blocked,” Hornbeck said. “It’s kind of nerve-wracking because we strive to be a safe building and have a peaceful community.”

Hornbeck says it’s a shame a shooting happened not even five months after she moved in but she still feels safe here.

“This is my home and after being homeless and living downtown and witnessing things and being assaulted myself, I still can walk outside here at 3 in the morning and feel safe,” she says. “I reached out to the residential coordinator and one of the other people at Hacienda and talked about, you know, maybe getting some grief counseling. We have people who come from trauma who live here and so I think it’s important people have a place to process what’s happening.”

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Officers did not say if any arrests have been made or if there is a suspect description.

Homicide detectives are investigating. If anyone has any information, you’re asked to contact detective Jeff Pontius at Jeffery.Pontius@police.portlandoregon.gov or call 503-823-0433 or detective Steve Gandy at Stephen.Gandy@police.portlandoregon.gov or call (503) 823-0449.

This is developing news. FOX 12 will update this story when more information is available.