Five people were injured in three different shootings in just under six hours time.
On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, just after 7pm., East Precinct Officers were dispatched to Mount Scott Park after area residents called 911 to report hearing nearby gunfire. Officers were able to determine the shooting took place in the 7200 Block of Southeast Woodstock Street. They arrived on scene and found an adult male who had been shot several times. The victim's injuries appeared to be non-life threatening. He was transported to a local hospital by AMR.
Witnesses observed the shots coming from a vehicle and were able to provide officers with the car's license plate number. The vehicle was a reported stolen. Officers later discovered the vehicle abandoned in the area of Southeast 83rd Avenue and Southeast Tolman Street.
On Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at 12:53am, East Precinct Officers were dispatched to Southeast Powell Boulevard at the I-205 Freeway entrance on the report of a shooting. A witness called to report having seen one vehicle shooting at another while both were driving. Officers later learned that one of the vehicles was reported as stolen. While officers were still on scene conducting their investigation, a male and a female arrived at a local hospital. Both were suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds. Officers determined the two victims to be associated to the shooting call on Powell Boulevard.
While East Precinct Officers were at the hospital continuing their investigation of the shooting that occurred on Southeast Powell Boulevard, they were flagged down by hospital security and informed that two more gunshot victims had just walked into the hospital. Officers learned these two were victims of an unrelated attempted carjacking. The victims told officers they were parked and in their vehicle in the area of Northeast 100th and Northeast Halsey Street when an unknown man pulled out a gun and yelled at them to give him their car. The man started shooting. Although the two victims were injured, they were able to escape the situation and drive themselves to the hospital. Robbery Detectives were consulted and assumed control of the investigation.
Source: Portland Police