Ten Shootings in 24-Hours Have Portland Police Scrambling

Ten shooting incidents resulted in 10 people struck by gunfire in a 24-hour period in Portland, and the Portland Police Bureau is asking for public assistance in solving the cases. There was one homicide, as well as 2 unintended victims struck by gunfire.

The incidents begin with a shooting on Friday, May 27, 2022 at 2:57a.m. at Southeast 128th Avenue and Southeast Sherman Street, and went through 1:06a.m. on Saturday, May 28 in the 4800 block of Southeast Hawthorne Street.

Below is a brief synopsis of the incidents. Details are limited as the cases are in the early stages of investigation. Information is tentative and subject to change. 

05/27/2022, 2:57a.m:
Physical confrontation between a group of people which resulted in shots fired. Two of the people involved in this altercation suffered gunshot wounds. One of the individuals suffered critical, life-threatening injuries and the other a serious, but a non-life-threatening injury.

05/27/2022, 3:49a.m:
Shooting occurred when a resident confronted individuals breaking into a vehicle. Several shots were fired at the resident. No injuries. Suspects fled the area. Officers located a crime scene and evidence was seized.

05/27/2022, 5:57a.m:
An employee retrieving a scrap metal dumpster discovered an individual inside the dumpster. When the trespassing individual was asked to leave so employee could remove dumpster, a disturbance ensued during which a shot was fired. Suspect fled and arriving officers were unable to locate the suspect.

05/27/2022 6:03a.m
Homicide- North Precinct officers responded to a report of a male deceased in a home in the 7100 block of North Columbia Boulevard. When officers arrived they found the victim deceased. There is no suspect information available for release and no arrests have been made at this time.

05/27/2022, 12:25p.m:
Disturbance at this location possibly related to a stolen motor vehicle led to reports of a shot fired. Officers located a crime scene and evidence at the scene. No victims or suspects located at this time.

05/27/2022, 5:45p.m:
Shooting which began as a verbal altercation and resulted in shots fired. An adult female victim exiting a tent in the encampment was struck by a stray round as she was directly in line with individual shooting at intended victims. Another individual involved in altercation struck as well. The unintended victim suffered serious, but non-life threatening gunshot wound. The involved individual sustained a non-life-threatening injury and was treated and released from hospital.

05/27/2022, 6:04p.m:
East responded to disturbance with shots fired. Crime scene located and evidence recovered. A victim later walked into a hospital and preliminary investigation connects that victim to this case. The victim has since been released from the hospital.

05/27/2022, 10:49p.m:
East Precinct responded to hospital regarding a walk-in gunshot wound victim with non-life-threatening injuries. The victim claims they were victim of gunpoint robbery at 113/Holgate and was shot when they struggled with suspect over firearm. Officers unable to locate crime scene and so far investigators have no corroboration.

05/28/2022, 12:20a.m:
Shooting appeared to be exchange of gunfire on street/sidewalk. Over 20 casings recovered. Three unoccupied vehicles struck and an occupied home hit. An occupant of that home, a 62-year-old female, was asleep in bed when a round penetrated the residence and struck her. Non-life-threatening injury treated at local hospital. Investigators believe injured victim was not intended/connected to the shooting incident.

05/28/2022 01:06a.m:
Shooting with two individuals injured and property damage to nearby homes, one victim with serious non-life-threatening injuries and one with life threatening critical injuries.

PPB says critical incidents such as these take a significant number of police resources to respond and investigate, and the Portland Police Bureau is aware that many lower priority calls do not get a timely response.

Investigators consider all gunfire aimed at Portland community members to be attempted murder cases. Eyewitnesses or video evidence is crucial in solving these cases and these crime victims need people to come forward with any information.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Courtesy of PPB

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