Shots Fired After Woman Picks Flowers


Monday evening, East Precinct Officers responded to reports of shots fired in the area of Northeast 63rd Avenue and Hoyt Street. When officers arrived they located four .45 caliber casings in the street/.

Officers from PPB's Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) arrived to the location and took lead on the investigation.

At about 5:30 p.m., a resident in the 700 block of Northeast 63rd Avenue, talked to a woman who was picking flowers in their front yard without permission. The resident asked the woman to stop picking the flowers, which were large purple Iris plants. The woman left in a white 4-door hatchback driving southbound on Northeast 63rd Avenue.

At about 5:56 p.m., a similar white hatchback drove by and fired four gunshots in front of the resident's house. The white hatchback was driving northbound on Northeast 63rd Avenue. A witness stated the vehicle was driven by a woman.

Officers did not locate any property damage and evidence supports most likely the shooter fired into the air.

GVRT officers are asking anyone with information about the two different vehicles, the woman picking the flowers, or the woman who shot the firearm to contact Officer Christopher Gilbert at Christopher.gilbert@portlandoregon.gov or Officer Noah Harding at noah.harding@portlandoregon.gov. Community members can also call the non-emergency phone number at 503-823-3333 with information regarding this incident.

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