Shooters in cars exchange fire in SE Portland
The occupants of two separate vehicles opened fire during an extended shoot-out that occured in several neighborhoods in Southeast Portland, police say.
The first shots rang out around 2:10 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, near the corner of Southeast 55th Avenue and Belmont Street in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood, according to a news release.
East Precinct officers say the shooters opened fire between Belmont and Taylor streets while traveling along 55th Avenue.
Additional callers in the Richmond neighborhood reported another exchange of gunfire near the corner of Southeast Brooklyn Street and Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard.
Police say they found bullet holes at a home on the 1100 block of 55th Avenue and at another residence located on the 2900 block of Cesar Chavez.
Eyewitnesses have described the vehicular shooters as driving a "dark colored" four-door sedan and a "smaller" SUV, according to a news release.
No injuries were reported at the scene or at local hospitals.
"This investigation is in its early stages and additional information will provided as it becomes available," a news release reports. "At this time no suspects associated with this investigation have been located."
Southeast 55th Avenue is currently closed as the Gang Enforcement Team investigates.
Anyone with information is asked to call 503-823-4106.