PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) – Portland police were investigating two deaths following three shootings late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.
Just after 9 p.m. officers responded to the 1100 block of Northeast Glenn Widing Drive in the Parkrose neighborhood of northeast Portland for reports of a shooting near a 7-11.
When they got there they found a person who was shot.
They tell us that person later died.
At this time we don’t have any information about what led up to the shooting or any information about the victim or possible suspects.
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About an hour earlier police responded to a separate deadly shooting call.
This one happened in the area of Southeast 37th Avenue and Gladstone Street in the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood.
Officers showed up to find a victim.
They tried to save their life but that person died at the scene.
Police will release the person’s identity once their family is notified. They’re asking anyone with information on this shooting to give them a call.
Neighbors said their street is normally quiet and they’re shocked by the violence.
Adam Treanor, who lives nearby, said it’s unfortunate to think of his neighborhood as unsafe.
“I got young kids, we live in the neighborhood, so we’ve definitely seen a rise in crime,” Treanor said. “This is just another example right here.”
Treanor said holiday stress might have had something to do with the spike of violence Wednesday night.
“Gosh, I don’t know,” Treanor said. “It’s the holidays, it’s tough on everyone.”
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And then, shortly before 2 a.m. on Thursday, police responded to the St. John’s neighborhood along North Lombard Street. They found a man with a gunshot wound in his torso. He was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Police said they found and arrested their suspect, a woman in her 40s, and booked her into the Multnomah County Jail on an assault charge.
According to preliminary PPB statistics, there have been 1,171 shootings in 2022, and 353 people have been injured in those shootings. There have been 88 homicides this year and 73 of those homicides were shootings.
In 2021, there were 90 total homicides in Portland.
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