1 dead, 2 rushed to hospital in SE Portland shooting, neighbors wake to ‘unnerving’ gunshots
PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) - Three people were shot, and one died in southeast Portland early Sunday morning, according to the Portland Police Bureau.
PPB said just after 4 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to Southeast Foster Road at Southeast 86th Avenue. When they arrived, they found three people shot. One person died at the scene. The other two victims were taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Neighbors said they hear yelling and gunshots.
“There was a lot of gunshots and it didn’t stop,” said Jason, who lives nearby. “At least 20.”
The parent of a neighborhood family said they were hosting a group of kids at their house for a slumber party and were told by police to take cover.
“I woke up pretty instantaneously to the first gun shots,” the parent said. “I had called 911. They were telling us avoid going near any of the doors, avoid going near any of the windows.”
She said it was a terrifying couple of hours of not knowing what was going on right outside their door as emergency crews got the situation under control.
“Once I was able to get my bearings about me and kind of corral everybody into the center of our house so that we wouldn’t be in danger,” the parent said. “We were all scrunched down for probably a good hour-and-a-half.”
The parent said the experience was unnerving.
“We don’t see this kind of violence outside in front of our house.”
Police did not say if any arrests have been made or if they had a suspect description.
Homicide detectives are responding. If anyone has any information, you’re asked to contact Detective Jeffrey McGuire at Jeff.McGuire@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Jeff Sharp at Jeff.Sharp@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 23-270284.
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