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4 apartments, 4 vehicles hit by gunfire in NE Portland, police find more than 80 casings at scene

Police didn't find anyone who was injured and the suspects fled the area before officers arrived, police said.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Four apartments and four vehicles were hit by gunfire and officers found more than 80 cartridge casings in a Northeast Portland neighborhood on Saturday night.

The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) received multiple calls around 9 p.m. Saturday from people saying they'd heard shots fired. Responding officers found the cartridge casings on Northeast Wygant Street between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue.

Credit: Mike Benner, KGW staff
A bullet went through an exterior wall before hitting a bed mattress.

Some of the apartments that were hit had people inside, but PPB said officers didn't find anyone who was injured. 

"It went through the wall and went into my mattress," said D'Androse Robinson. "Like where I was laying. It was close. It could've hit my head or hit anything."

Police released no suspect information. The suspects fled the area before officers arrived, PPB reported.

The PPB Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) is investigating.

There have been approximately 579 shootings in Portland this year, PPB said, more than double the number from this time last year.

"From the police perspective we know the losses we've taken in budget and staffing and we believe deeply that's impacted the community in a way we're all seeing and living through together," said PPB Lt. Greg Pashley. 

Credit: Mike Benner, KGW staff
A bullet shattered a car window.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 21-181233.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony. Tipsters can remain anonymous. Report a tip online here.

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