PORTLAND, Ore. -- Gang gunfire went through windshield of the car of an innocent person and a round also hit a doughnut shop late Wednesday evening. The mayhem also caused three crashes involving innocent victims.
Amazingly, no one was hurt to the extent that they needed hospitalization.
The episode began about 9:50 p.m. when North Precinct and Gang Enforcement Team members responded to Northeast 72nd Avenue and Sandy Boulevard on reports of gunfire and several crashes.
Arriving officers found a car with a bullet hole in the windshield and crash damage. A second car with crash damage was also at the scene. A third car parked nearby had a bullet hole. Annie's Donuts on that corner also had a bullet hole.
After talking with the drivers of the two crashed cars, officers learned that people in two cars, one of which was a silver Impala, were exchanging gunfire.
After a round went through the windshield of one of the innocent drivers' car, the Impala crashed head-on into the vehicle and left the scene. The other suspect vehicle hit the second victim's car as it was also leaving the scene.
As police were rolling up to the Sandy and 72nd incident, an officer came across a crash at Northeast 57th Avenue and Fremont Street. A driver at that intersection said a silver Impala struck her car and fled.
Another officer also responding to the original call saw a silver Impala with front end damage and pulled it over. The Impala had six at least six bullet holes. Police believe the driver was the intended victim of the original gunfire.
Police did not release information about any arrests or charges.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Brent Christensen at 503-823-2087.
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