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Drive-by shootings blast two houses, cars

Gang Enforcement Team officers believe incidents are connected

Police are investigating two drive-by shootings Wednesday that damaged two houses and several cars in North and Northeast Portland.

No one was injured in the shootings. Gang enforcement detectives are investigating the incidents.

Police said the first incident occurred at 9:37 a.m. when North Precinct officers responded to several reports of shots being fired in the 2200 block of Northeast Morgan Street. Officers learned that one house was damaged by gunfire but no one was wounded.

Witnesses told police they saw a new gray or silver SUV speeding southbound on Northeast 22nd Avenue after the shots were fired. Gang Enforcement Team detectives were called to the scene to begin an investigation.

The second incident occurred at 11:58 a.m. when North Precinct officers responded to the area of North Gantenbein Avenue and North Failing Street on the report of multiple gunshots in the area. In that case, police learned that a similar silver SUV was seen speeding west on North Failing shortly after the shots were fired.

The officers determined that four vehicles and one residence in the 3800 block of North Gantenbein Avenue were struck with gunfire, but no injuries were reported.

Gang Enforcement Team detectives conducting an investigation believe both shootings may be related.

Anyone with information about the shootings is encouraged to call Det. Brad Clifton, 503-823-2087; by e-mail, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .