Earlier today at 12:23p, Portland Police Bureau Officers responded to a report of a shooting at North Foss Avenue and North Foss Court. When they arrived they located three victims in a car. EMS responded as well and determined that all three were deceased at the scene.
The suspect or suspects left the scene before police were dispatched and were not immediately located. No arrests have been made.
Portland Police Homicide Unit responded to the scene, along with the Enhanced Community Safety Team, Focused Intervention Team, Crisis Response Team, and Forensic Evidence Division.
“This shooting in broad daylight in a residential neighborhood is another tragic example of how gun violence can affect our community terribly,” said Chief Chuck Lovell, who responded to the scene. “I’m grateful to the PPB members who responded to this shocking incident. I’m also briefing Mayor Wheeler’s office on the investigation. I encourage anyone who has information about this shooting to reach out to our detectives.”
Multnomah County DA Mike Schmidt issued the following statement related to this shooting:
“The loss of three people to gun violence today is a tragedy and an unimaginable loss to their families and communities. Two of my deputy district attorneys are on scene and actively working the case with PPB detectives. While we are in the very early stages of investigation, my office will work tirelessly to bring those responsible to justice and to provide support to the families during what is likely the worst moment of their lives.
“This loss magnifies the gun violence crisis facing our communities, and I remain committed to working with law enforcement partners to address prevention and to hold those responsible for gun violence accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”