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Police investigate homicide near Residence Inn Marriott hotel in Portland's South Waterfront

Emergency dispatch received a report of a shooting around 3:23 a.m. on Friday near South River Parkway and South Moody Avenue.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A man is dead following a shooting in Portland's South Waterfront early Friday morning, according to the Portland Police Bureau (PPB).

On May 6 around 3:23 a.m., police responded to a report of a shooting near Residence Inn Marriott hotel near South River Parkway and South Moody Avenue. PPB later confirmed to KGW that a man died. His name has not been released.  

Officers are investigating this as a homicide. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.

Police have not said what led up to the shooting. Officers searched the area for suspects but no one has been arrested.

This shooting occurred just a couple of hours after a shooting at another hotel in Tigard that left two men dead, but police in Tigard said it does not appear the two shootings are related. 

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Portland is on pace to surpass a record-breaking year of shootings and homicides set in 2021. By the end of the year, 90 people were killed and there were over 1,200 shootings. In 2022, about three-dozen people have been killed and more than 150 people injured in shootings around the city.

Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell announced earlier this week that the police bureau would be shuffling resources to assign more officers to homicide investigations amid the rise in gun violence and staffing challenges. The city has struggled to hire new officers.

This is a developing story and it will be updated when more information is available.

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