PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) – Six vehicles were hit in a shooting on Monday night in northeast Portland, according to the Portland Police Bureau.
Police said just before 11 p.m. on Monday, officers responded to the 6700 block of Northeast Emerson Street. They found a total of six vehicles hit by gunfire and 21 cartridge casings.
There were no injuries reported in the shooting.
A closer look at the damage from last night’s shooting on NE Emerson St. A neighbor we spoke with says the shooters were targeting the driver of the black Honda. @fox12oregon pic.twitter.com/8WLfzhUMkR— Mia Villanueva Fox12 (@MiaVTV) September 14, 2021
Caesar Andrade, a resident of the Cully neighborhood in Northeast Portland, said he believes the shooters were targeting the driver of the black Honda.
He said two cars pulled up, one on each end of Emerson Street, and opened fire.
“When the owner of the car pulled up, they were like, trying to ambush him,” said Andre, who was outside smoking a cigarette when it happened. “I dropped to the floor and just stayed there for a minute.”
Andrade said he believes the shooting was gang-related, and unfortunately, has become a regular occurrence in the neighborhood this past year.
“I’ve been living here for 10 years, but there’s been shootings, at least two or three a week. It’s getting like, normal,” said Andrade.
Just about an hour before this shooting, a similar shooting was reported in southeast Portland. Just after 9 p.m. on Monday, police responded to Southeast 72nd Avenue and Southeast Woodstock Boulevard for a report of multiple shots fired in the area.
There were two vehicles hit by gunfire and 26 cartridge cases were found. A bullet went through the windshield of a passing car and barely missed the driver. The second vehicle struck hit was a City of Portland Parks and Recreation truck with two park rangers inside. No one was hurt.
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