Gresham PD Investigating Two Unrelated “Gunfights” Overnight

Gresham Police Officers were busy most of the night investigating two unrelated shooting scenes: one in Gresham’s downtown core and the other in a southeast neighborhood. Both scenes were resource intensive, resulting in long wait-times for other priority calls. Authorities described the two shootings as “gunfights.” Ultimately, there were no reported injuries.

The first shooting occurred at 2:30 a.m., spanning the 100 and 200 blocks of North Main Ave. Witnesses reported at least one person shooting was an adult Black male, possibly associated with a white sedan. More than a dozen 9mm bullet casings were recovered as evidence.

While this scene was still active, at 3:11 a.m., officers responded to multiple reports of a protracted shooting scene near the 3700 block of SE 21st Dr. Initial investigation indicates unidentified adult black males, driving a non-descript car, shot into a home. Unidentified occupants of the home reportedly returned fire before getting into a car and chasing the suspects through the neighborhood. Overall, 16 rifle and handgun bullet casings were recovered as evidence, found between SE Barnes Rd near SE 21st Dr. and SE 23rd St. and SE Scott Ave.

Anyone who witnessed either shooting or has video is asked to call Gresham Police Tip Line at 503.618.2719 or toll-free at 1.888.989.3505

Courtesy of GPD