Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Portland Police Investigate Tuesday Night Shooting at Dawson Park


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: August 9th, 2017 9:47 AM
On Tuesday August 8, 2017, at 10:25 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to Dawson Park, located at 2926 North Williams Avenue, on the report of gunfire.

When officers arrived they located evidence of gunfire and spoke to several witnesses. While interviewing witnesses, officers learned there were multiple people in the park when a subject pointed and fired a handgun at the crowd. Based on witness statements, officers believe one person may have been struck by gunfire. At this time no gunshot victim has been located.

Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau Tactical Operations Division's Gang Violence Response Team (GVRT) have taken over the investigation.

Anyone with information about 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.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to

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

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.

Submit an anonymous tip:

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

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