Woman shot while walking to her car in NE Portland


A woman was shot while walking to her car in northeast Portland late Tuesday night.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting at Northeast 33rd Avenue and Killingsworth Street around 10:32 p.m.

Police said they arrived to find a 34-year-old woman suffering from a gunshot wound to her leg. She was taken to the hospital and treated and released.

She had been walking to her car when she was shot by an unknown suspect, according to investigators.

Witnesses told police they heard several gunshots and saw a black sedan speed away from the scene after the shooting. The woman was unable to provide any additional information on the suspect or a possible motive for the shooting, according to police.

Officers said it was not clear if the victim was the intended target of the shooting.

Based on information learned during the investigation, police said the Gang Enforcement Team was called out to investigate.

Miranda Bridgforth works in the area and told FOX 12 she heard popping noises as she was getting ready to leave.

“We heard gunshots out the window, so obviously we kind of waited for the commotion to die down and once we saw the cop lights, you know, we thought it might be safe to go out to check to see if it would be okay to let my employees go home,” Bridgforth said.

Bridgforth’s car was also damaged by gunfire.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact police at 503-823-3333.

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