Police investigating two weekend shootings
Police are investigating a pair of weekend shootings that left two victims with non-life threatening wounds.
The names of the victimes were not immediately released. Their injuries were described as non-life threatening.
In the most recent shooting, at 7:17 a.m. on March 19, Central Precinct officers responded to a residence in the Northwest Tower Apartments, located at 335 Northwest 19th Avenue, on the report of a shooting. Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a male adult victim. He was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment.
Central Precinct officers, assisted by a contingent of officers assigned to the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), searched a residence in the apartment building but did not locate the suspect.
Based on preliminary investigation, detective believe the victim and suspect know each other. The suspect left the area and is described as a white male in his 40s. One person contacted during the investigation was arrested on an unrelated warrant and booked into jail. Two other people were detained and released.
The first happened when a man was shot near Southeast 155th Avenue and Stark Street on Saturday, according to KOIN 6 News. It is being investigated by the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Task Force.
KOIN 6 News is a news partner of the Portland Tribune.