7 shot, 1 dead in Downtown Portland shooting

PORTLAND, OR – Seven people are being treated for injuries after a shooting in downtown Portland, including at least one with serious, life-threatening wounds.

On Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 2:10 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of multiple people shot in the 300 block of Southwest 3rd Avenue. When officers arrived they found many people injured. The officers initiated lifesaving measures and secured the scene for paramedics to respond. So far 7 patients have been located and transported to the hospital by ambulance.

The suspect or suspects left the scene before police were called and no one has been arrested. No suspect descriptions are being released at this time.

The most severely injured victim from the shooting in Downtown Portland has died at the hospital. She is an adult female, but her identity is not being released at this time.

It’s possible that some of the injured may have left the scene on their own without talking to officers. The six others struck by gunfire have wounds of varying degrees of severity, though their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Homicide Detectives were called out to investigate. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Brian Sims at Brian.Sims@portlandoregon.gov ; 503-823-2079 or Detective Scott Broughton Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov ; (503) 823-3774. It’s believed that many potential witnesses ran off after the shooting and may not have provided information to investigators. If anyone has information, witnessed any part of what happened, or has video of anything that happened prior to, during, or after the shooting, they’re asked to reach out to the detectives. And if anyone self-treated their injuries and have not yet contacted investigators, they’re asked to do so as soon as possible. The case number is 21-195477.

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