On Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 5:25p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to an injury crash on North Columbia Boulevard at North Vancouver Avenue. As they responded they learned that someone was shooting a gun. When officers arrived they found a two-car head-on crash, and another the victim with a gunshot wound to the arm. The driver of one of the vehicles was seriously injured. Portland Fire and Rescue and American Medical Response personnel treated the patient. The patient was transported by ambulance to the hospital with serious, life threatening injuries. The shooting victim was transported to the hospital with a serious but non life-threatening injury.
The car crash victim is in the hospital with life threatening injuries after the suspect caused a crash, then shot a bystander as he ran away.
Preliminary information is that after the crash, the male driver of an SUV tried to run away. When bystanders tried to stop him, he shot an adult male bystander. The male suspect and a female accomplice ran off and have not yet been located.
The Portland Police Major Crash Team is investigating the crash, while Assault Unit detectives are pursuing the shooting.
During the investigation, North Columbia Boulevard was shut down in both directions at North Vancouver Avenue.
If anyone has information about this series of events, please e-mail [email protected] or call 503-823-0400, or notify Crime Stoppers. Please reference case number 21-25722.