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Police identify woman who was shot and killed April 7 in downtown Portland

The shooting happened near West Burnside and Northwest 6th Avenue.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Police on Monday identified the victim of an April 7 shooting in downtown Portland as 33-year-old Jennifer Drain.

Drain died of a gunshot wound and her death was ruled a homicide by the medical examiner after an autopsy.

Drain was shot near the intersection of West Burnside Street and Northwest 6th Avenue just after 10 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, according to the Portland Police Bureau (PPB).

Officers dispatched to the area near the Roseland Theater found the victim, who was suffering from gunshot wounds. PPB said officers attempted first aid on Drain until paramedics arrived but she did not survive.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit responded to the scene to investigate. The agency said that more information will be released "when appropriate." In Monday's update, PPB did not include any information about a suspect.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Detective Jeff Sharpe at jeff.sharp@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-9773 or Detective Michael Jones at Michael.jones@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0418.

On the night of the shooting, West Burnside Street was shut down between Northwest 5th and Northwest 7th for the investigation.

TriMet announced that the MAX Green, Orange and Yellow lines were disrupted near Northwest 5th and Couch Street due to the police response the night of the shooting and warned riders to expect delays:

  • The MAX Green line was diverted to the Blue and Red tracks through downtown. TriMet told riders to board buses for service along Transit Mall.
  • The MAX Orange line was providing service from Southeast Park Avenue to PSU South/Southwest 5th & Jackson Street.
  • The Yellow line was serving from Expo Center to Union Station/Northwest 5th & Glisan Street.

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