Shots fired into car, injuring woman in SE Portland

Her injuries are not life-threatening

A police car near the scene of the shooting in Southeast Portland, July 1, 2017. (KOIN)
A police car near the scene of the shooting in Southeast Portland, July 1, 2017. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A woman was injured in a shooting Saturday afternoon, Portland police said.

Officers heard gunshots near SE 117th Avenue and Stark Street at 1:46 p.m. and found the victim in a car near SE 112th Avenue and Stark Street.

Police said a suspect fired shots from a passing car into the victim’s car. Detectives with the Gang Enforcement Team believe the victim’s black Mercedes Benz was mistaken for a similar car involved in a shooting at the NE MLK Jr. Boulevard Taco Bell on Thursday, June 29.

In that incident, 18-year-old Amir Isaiah Walker, who was driving a black Mercedes Benz, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a loaded firearm. His car and gun were taken as evidence.

Police found a potential suspect vehicle in Saturday’s shooting near the scene but it was empty.

The victim was taken to the hospital but her injuries are not expected to be life-threatening. She has no connection to gangs or criminal activity.

The Gang Enforcement Team is still investigating the shooting. Anyone who knows anything about this shooting is asked to call 503.823.3333.