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Shootings, stabbings replace trick or treat as Portland's Halloween turns violent

Halloween was violent in Portland, with police responding to a homicide, two other shootings and stabbing overnight.

Names of the victims in each case were not immediately released.

According to police, at 1:20 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, North Precinct officers responded to the report of a stabbing at a residence in the 6100 block of North Lombard Street.

Officers found two women who were stabbing victims inside the house, as well as the suspect who was taken into custody. Both victims were taken to Portland hospitals for treatment for what police said were not life-threatening injuries.

Detectives responded to continue the investigation.

At 1:38 a.m., East Precinct officers were in the area of Southeast 124th Avenue and Powell Boulevard after responding to calls about gunshots heard in the area. They chased a vehicle leaving the area, and the vehicle crashed a few blocks away. People in the vehicle jumped out and disappeared into the neighborhood.

Officers checking the area of Southeast 124th Avenue and Powell Court found a body outside an apartment. A neighborhood perimeter was established from Southeast 122nd to 132nd avenues, and Powell to Holgate boulevards.

The Special Emergency Reaction Team and the Crisis Negotiation Team were called in to help with a neighborhood search. No one was immediately located, however.

At approximately the same time as the shooting near 124th and Powell, there was a report of shots fired on Southeast Division at the Interstate 205 southbound off-ramp. Officers located a crime scene there but no victims or suspects. The southbound off-ramp to Division was closed as part of that investigation. Police aren't certain if that shooting was related to the 124th and Powell shooting.

Police say that at 2:55 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center on the report of a gunshot victim who walked into the emergency room. Police are investigating to see if the victim was connected to either of the earlier shootings.

Then, at 3:33 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Portland Adventist Medical Center on the report of another gunshot victim who walked into the hospital. Another investigation is also trying to determine if the victim was involved in the other shootings.