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Bullets Fly; Homes Hit

Shooting scene finds 80 cartridge casings

Portland Police mark where up to 80 bullets and bullet fragments landed during a Saturday night shooting on Northeast Seventh and Wygant Street, near King Elementary School.

Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to a massive shots fired call on Northeast 7th Avenue and Wygant Saturday night, July 3. The firepower littered the pavement with bullets and struck at least four homes in the vicinity of King Elementary School.

When officers arrived they contacted witnesses and found evidence of a shooting, including over 80 cartridge casings. Four apartments had been hit by gunfire, including occupied homes, police said. At least four vehicles were also hit by bullets.

Police did not find anyone who had been wounded. The suspects fled prior to police arriving.

Officials said the Portland Police Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) responded to investigate.

To date there have been approximately 579 shooting incidents in the City of Portland in 2021, more than twice the number during the same time in 2020.

If anyone has information about this latest case, they are encouraged to reference case 21-181233 and e-mail .

Anonymous tips can be sent through Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.


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