Police: Bystander shot in ankle during shooting in SE Portland

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A bystander was injured during a shooting in southeast Portland Thursday evening, according to police.

Officers were called out to a shooting in the 3900 block of Southeast 174th Avenue at about 7:17 p.m. Police said a man, who was not involved in the shooting, was shot in the ankle. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment and is recovering from the injury.

Police said investigators determined that at least two people were shooting at each other. A stray bullet struck the victim, who was watering his front lawn at the time. Several bullets also struck a nearby occupied apartment, narrowly missing a child taking a bath.

According to police, one involved person was identified and detained. At this time, police said no charges have been filed. A firearm was seized as evidence.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to email crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 21-157537.

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Quite the spectator sport up there.


Nice pistol for a Sat Nite operator. And, still we ask, Where did he get the gun? Gun runners and human traffickers making billions and nobody doing anything about it.


SE Portland? Coyote12 failed again..


That's cool how you change their name to be a different animal, Freedum1

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