Vehicle crashes after shooter wounds two

Police: Two victims wounded in what maybe a gang related shooting

Gang officers from the Portland Police Bureau on scene of shooting investigation (KOIN/File photo)
Gang officers from the Portland Police Bureau on scene of shooting investigation (KOIN/File photo)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) – Police said early Sunday that a man and woman suffered gunshot wounds in what may be a gang related shooting.

The Gang Enforcement Team is investigating the shooting that was reported around 2:30 a.m. near Northeast 28th and Alberta. Police said when they arrived, they found the two victims suffering from at least one gunshot wound each. They were taken to local hospitals and are expected to live.

Police said they found evidence of gunfire on Northeast 27th Avenue and a crashed vehicle on Northeast 28th Avenue at Alberta. Police said the two victims and a third person, left a neighborhood bar and got into a vehicle to leave. An unknown suspect “fired several rounds into the vehicle as it started to drive away,” Portland Police spokesperson Sgt. Pete Simpson said.

The vehicle crashed and all three people got out and started to run, two of them with gunshot wounds, Simpson said. The third person who was in the vehicle has not been located, police said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the police dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

Anyone with information about gang and/or gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau’s Tactical Operations Division at (503) 823-4106.

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

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