On Monday September 18, 2017, at 12:11 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 13600 block of East Burnside Street on the report of two people struck by gunfire.
Officers arrived and located an adult male and female suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers applied a tourniquet to one of the victims as emergency medical personnel responded to the scene. Both the victims were transported to area hospitals by ambulance. The adult male victim sustained minor injuries and the adult female victim sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
During the investigation officers located multiple bullet strikes to the victims' vehicle. Officers also learned the shooting occurred in the area of Northeast 148th Avenue and Northeast Halsey Street.
Based on information learned in the investigation, officers believe the two victims were driving their vehicle in the area of Northeast of 148th Avenue and Northeast Halsey Street when they were shot. After the shooting the victims drove to East Burnside Street and 136th Avenue and called police.
When officers arrived at Northeast 148th Avenue and Northeast Halsey Street they located evidence of gunfire.
There is not believed to be a danger to the public regarding this shooting.
At this time there is no suspect description to provide.
Based on information gathered during the preliminary investigation, the Gang Violence Response Team (GVRT) has responded and is taking over the investigation.
Anyone with information about this shooting should call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333 or the Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106.
The Portland Police Bureau works closely with Enough is Enough PDX, a community-led campaign aimed at encouraging people to take a stand against gang violence in the area.