UPDATE • Police investigating four incidents as gang-related

A 21-year-old man was wounded in the head early Saturday morning during what Portland police said were four separate weekend shootings.

Police said that at about 6:03 a.m., June 18, officers were called to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and found Zachary Nolds suffering from a gunshot wound to the back of the head. The wound was not life threatening.

Nolds told officers that he was shot at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday while walking near North Willis Boulevard and Hodge Avenue. A search of the area failed to find a suspect in the shooting.

Police said the incidents began at about 12:17 a.m. Saturday, when officers responded to a disturbance at the T.A. Events Center, 300 N.E. Multnomah Ave., that included gunshots. Officers found shell casings and a parked vehicle struck at Northeast Wasco Street and Second Avenue. There were no reported injuries and no suspects.

At 1:11 a.m., officers responded to a report of several gunshots heard near Northeast 17th Avenue and Holman Street. Officers also located shell casings in the area and discovered that a house in the 1600 block of Northeast Holman and another house in the 1700 block of Northeast Holman were struck by bullets.

There were no reported injuries and no suspects.

Then, at 3:54 a.m. Sunday morning, police responded to a report of multiple gunshots heard in the area of Southeast César E. Chavez Boulevard and Lafayette Street. Officers arrived in the area and found a residence in the 3800 block of Southeast Lafayette Street with several bullet holes in the front window. According to police, four adults were inside the house but none were injured.

Gang Enforcement investigators are following up on all four shootings.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information in the case. Call Crime Stoppers, 503-823-HELP (4357), leave a tip online at or text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip.

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