Violence in Portland double over last year after 80 shots fired in latest shooting incident

PORTLAND, OR – On July 3, 2021 at about 9:04 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to a shots fired call near Northeast 7th Avenue and Northeast Wygant Street. Multiple callers reported hearing gunshots.

When officers arrived they contacted witnesses and found evidence of a shooting, including over 80 cartridge casings along Northeast Wygant Street between Northeast 7th Avenue and Northeast 8th Avenue. Officers found four apartments that had been hit by gunfire, including occupied apartments. At least four vehicles were hit by gunfire. Police did not find anyone who had been wounded. Suspects fled prior to police arriving.

The Portland Police Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) responded to investigate. To date there have been approximately 579 shooting incidents in the City of Portland in 2021, more than twice the number during the same time in 2020.

If anyone has information about this case, please reference case 21-181233 and e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov.

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