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2 people dead, 4 injured in NE Portland shooting

A grandmother and mother walking out to their car early Tuesday morning were among those injured, family members say

PORTLAND, Ore. — Six people were shot Tuesday morning in Northeast Portland. Two of the people died and four were taken to the hospital. 

The shooting happened around 5:20 a.m. on Northeast Milton Street between 82nd Avenue and 84th Avenue. Portland police identified witnesses at the crime scene and searched the area for suspects, but didn't find any.  

On Wednesday, police identified the two people killed as Odion and David Turner, were well-known rappers and members of the hip-hop group Brooklyn Zu, a Wu-Tang Clan affiliate. 

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Among those injured were a grandmother and mother. A woman named Litzi Bolanos told KGW that her mom was getting into her car when the shooting happened.

"She has a bullet in her arm, like towards her wrist. I'm not too sure if she's going to still have her arm," Bolanos said. "My grandma, she ended up getting grazed in her head with a bullet. She ended up getting some stitches."

Bolanos grew up on the street, and said it's not the same as it was. 

"I can't even trust my mom walking outside to their car in the morning," she said. "The trauma that it's gonna cause afterwards, I hope people change."

Officers spent more than eight hours on scene investigating Tuesday. One officer told KGW that detectives served a search warrant on an RV parked within the crime scene that was related to the shooting, but couldn't say in what capacity. 

A neighbor's security camera captured the shooting on video. At least 20 shots can be heard. KGW photographer Eric Patterson shared the video on Twitter.

Police shut down Northeast 82nd Avenue between Fremont Street and Sandy Boulevard and reopened it around mid-afternoon. 

Anyone with information about these shootings is asked to contact Det. Stephen Gandy at stephen.gandy@portlandoregon.gov or Det. Jeffery Pontius at jeffery.pontius@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0433.

Tuesday morning's deaths are the 57th and 58th homicides in Portland in 2021, surpassing 2020's number of 55. This year, Portland is averaging a homicide every 3.8 days. With less than five months to go in 2021, Portland is on pace to surpass the most homicide deaths in a year. That number is 70, set in 1987.

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