Police respond to two gun-related incidents
- Jim Redden
- Portland Tribune - News
No one hurt in Thursday evening incidents
Portland police responded to two gun-related incidents on Thursday evening.
The first one happened at 6:44 p.m. According to police, East Precinct officers responded to Franklin High School in Southeast Portland on the report that a subject flashed a gun. When the officers arrived, they learned that two teenagers had an argument and that one of them flashed a gun at the other. Witnesses reported hearing someone yell "gun" and people in the grandstands at the football field as well as players on the field ducked down.
Some witnesses described hearing a gunshot, but based on officers investigation, police concluded no shot was fired.
Officers located the 15-year-old male suspect and took him into custody.
The second incident happened at 8:26 p.m. According to police, officers assigned to North Precinct responded to multiple reports of shots fired in the area of North Mississippi Avenue and Killingsworth Street. Officers patrolling the area also heard five gunshots fired in the area.
After they arrived, officers interviewed witnesses and determined that the shots came from the area of North Mississippi Avenue, between Killingsworth and Jessup Streets. Officers then located a vehicle, a house and a tree that had been struck by gunfire.
The residence, located in the 5700 block of North Mississippi Avenue, was occupied but does not appear to be the intended target, police say. No injuries were reported and no arrests have been made. No suspect information is available.