Thursday, June 29, 2017

Gunfire Damages Several Vehicles, TriMet Bus in Northeast Portland -- No Injuries

GUNFIRE DAMAGES SEVERAL VEHICLES, TRIMET BUS IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND -- NO INJURIES


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2017 8:19 AM
On Wednesday June 28, 2017, at 11:41 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Lombard Street on the report of gunfire that damaged a TriMet bus.

As officers were responding to the scene they received additional information that a suspect appeared to be shooting at a person in a car but struck the bus instead.

Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of gunfire in the parking lot of Taco Bell, located on the southwest corner of the intersection. Several cars were damaged in addition to the TriMet bus. No gunshot victims were located at the scene or arrived at any area hospitals.
Witnesses described several black males involved in a disturbance leading to gunfire and several vehicles were driven out of the area after the shots.

Several officers, including a Canine Unit, searched the neighborhood but did not locate any suspects.

Based on information learned at the scene, the Gang Enforcement Team responded to conduct an investigation.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 503-823-4106 or email information to gangs@portlandoregon.gov.

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.

For more information about Enough is Enough PDX and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.facebook.com/EnoughIsEnoughPDX

Additional information about Enough is Enough PDX and other City efforts addressing youth violence can be found at the Office of Youth Violence Prevention, http://www.portlandonline.com/safeyouth/

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.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

Online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

Visit http://tipsoft.com to download the TipSubmit app.

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