PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - Police are investigating a road rage shooting that occurred in the Eliot neighborhood early Tuesday morning.

At about 1:49 a.m., night shift officers were called out to a shooting near Northeast Rodney Avenue and Northeast Cook Street. Police said a preliminary investigation revealed a near collision turned into a road rage incident and shots were fired into a car.

FOX 12 spoke with a woman who lives near the scene. She says she heard everything.

"It was a series of shots and I think that's what woke me up," said Laurie Regan. "So I heard pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop - it went on like that."

Police: Bullet hits driver's headrest during road rage shooting in NE Portland

Courtesy: Portland Police Bureau

One of the bullets hit the back of driver's headrest, but thankfully no one was injured. The suspect fled after the shooting, according to police. A description of the suspect was not released by police.

Regan says she's hearing gunshots more often now and it does make her think about moving. In fact, she says her neighbors moved last year due to safety concerns. She says in order to address gun violence and public safety - it's multifaceted issue.

"You know really shoring up the safety even from the side of all citizens, from the police, but also shoring up the safety of the police," said Regan.

The shooting investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to email crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 21-320489.

Police: Bullet hits driver's headrest during road rage shooting in NE Portland

Courtesy: Portland Police Bureau

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