Sunday, May 21, 2017

UPDATE - SERT/CNT Responding to Assist Central Precinct on Shooting Investigation


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: May 21st, 2017 11:01 PM
One person has been taken into custody and officers have checked a residence in the Pearl Court Apartments to ensure there were no injured people inside. SERT and CNT were recalled and the scene is now secure for investigators. The PIO is not responding to the scene.

Based on information learned in the preliminary investigation, the Gang Enforcement Team has responded to continue the investigation. A vehicle parked in front of the Pearl Court Apartments is being examined as part of the continuing investigation.

No further updates are expected this evening.

Anyone with information about this case or other gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or email information to

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

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.

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Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention,

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous. Rewards of up to $1,000 are available for other unsolved felony crimes - $2,500 for unsolved homicides.

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The Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are responding to the Pearl District to assist Central Precinct officers on a shooting investigation.

Interested media should stage at Northwest 9th Avenue and Irving Street. The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene.

Pearl District traffic in the area of Northwest 9th to 10th Avenues, Lovejoy to Irving Streets is likely impacted by this police activity.

This investigation started at 9:25 p.m. at North Broadway and Flint Avenue on the report gunfire in the area where occupants of two vehicles were possibly shooting at each other. No victims were located but multiple updates reported to 9-1-1 led officers to the area of Northwest 9th Avenue and Lovejoy Street to look for one of the involved parties.

No additional information is available at this time but will be updated when available.

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