Police investigating five shooting reports
Update: Police call incident first gang-related shootings of the year
Portland police are investigating five Sunday afternoon and early Monday morning shooting incidents.
No one was immediately reported injured in any of the incidents, and police do not know if any of them are related.
The most recent incident was reported at 12:02 a.m. Monday in the area of North Iris Way and Swenson Street. Officers arrived and found a victim whose car had been damaged in a nearby parking lot.
The incident before that was reported at 3:10 p.m. in the area of North Fremont Street and Williams Avenue. Responding officers located at least one vehicle hit by gunfire.
Before that, police responded to reports of a shooting at 2:45 p.m. in the 3300 block of Southeast 143rd Avenue. Officers found evidence of a shooting in front of a house there.
Another incident was reported at 2:15 p.m. at Southeast 161st Avenue and Alder Street. A suspect was described as a black male in his late teens wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
The first incident was reported at 2:08 p.m. in the 6800 block of Southeast 72nd Avenue. Bullet damage to a residence was discovered at the scene.
The Gang Enforcement Team is investigating. In a Monday morning press release, the police called the incidents the first gang-related shootings of 2012.
Police also announced an arrested in an earlier gang-related shooing. Timothy Ray Waters II, 20, is accused of shooting Isaiah Hasan, 19, on Aug. 12, 2011, as he stood in the parking lot of Taco Bell located at Northeast 8th Avenue and Broadway. Hasan was not injured.
Waters was arrested on Saturday and charged with Attempted Assault in the First Degree, Hindering Prosecution, Possession of Cocaine, and two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.