Gang Enforcement Team investigating 2 shootings

No victims, suspects in 2 possible gang-related shootings in NE Portland

A Portland Police car parked in downtown Portland. (KOIN 6 File)
A Portland Police car parked in downtown Portland. (KOIN 6 File)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — The Gang Enforcement Team was called to investigate two separate shootings in NE Portland on Sunday.

North Precinct officers responded to the first shooting around 3:40 a.m. after receiving 911 calls reporting shots fired in the area of NE 109th Avenue and NE Wygant Street.

As officers were still en route, a caller reported that her residence at 10934 Northeast Wygant Street was hit by gunfire but that everyone inside was ok.

Officers arrived and located the victim’s apartment and found several bullet holes to the rear of her residence. Police said the victim was home alone with an infant and a 7-year-old child.

Based on the preliminary information, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to conduct an investigation.

Then around 3:30 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast 24th Avenue and Sumner Street after multiple 911 calls about shots fired in the area.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire but no gunshot victims. A witness described the suspect as an African American man in his 20s with a thin build, wearing all black clothing.

North Precinct officers said they observed several known and suspected gang associates in the area after the shooting.

The Gang Enforcement Team responded to conduct an investigation.

Anyone with information about gang and/or gun crimes in the City of Portland is asked to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau’s Tactical Operations Division at 503.823.4106.

Tips on gun crimes can also be emailed to GunTaskForce@portlandoregon.gov.

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