Five Wounded In Old Town Portland Shooting

Five people associated to a vigil suffered injuries after a shooting in the Old Town Neighborhood.

On Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 11:03p.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting to the area of Northwest 4th Avenue and Northwest Everett Street. When officers arrived they located a shooting victim who had run to Northwest 3rd Avenue and Northwest Everett Street. He was struck in the lower torso by gunfire. Officers administered trauma first aid until paramedics arrived to take over. The victim was transported to a hospital by ambulance where he was treated. He is expected to survive his injury.

Over the next two hours, officers learned that four other people had been transported to hospitals by private vehicles with gunshot injuries. One was struck in the torso and was seriously injured. The others were less serious, and they're not believed to be life threatening. Preliminary information suggests all of them were injured in the same shooting incident. All are adult males, ranging in ages from 21 to 32.

Officers located evidence that at least 50 rounds were fired. It's not clear how many firearms were involved, but it is believed to be more than one.

Investigators believe the gunfire broke out at a vigil for a homicide victim that was killed at the same location Sunday morning. There were numerous people there and many potential witnesses. None remained to speak to officers about what they saw. Detectives are asking for witnesses to reach out by e-mailing and referencing case number 21-233879.

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Source: Portland Police Bureau

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