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Woman dead, 3 others, including children, shot in Southeast Portland

Portland police said officers found four people shot inside a vehicle near Southeast Foster Road and 128th Avenue Sunday night.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A woman is dead and three others, including her two children, were shot in a vehicle in Southeast Portland Sunday night, according to Portland police.

On Feb. 20 at 10:37 p.m., officers responded to a report of an accident with injuries near the intersection of Southeast Foster Road and 128th Avenue. While responding, police learned that the vehicle was possibly shot at and dispatch received additional reports of gunshots heard in the same area. 

The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) said officers found four people shot inside the vehicle. A woman was dead and her boyfriend and two children, ages 1 and 5, were taken to the hospital. 

The man is in critical condition but is expected to survive; both children are in stable condition, PPB said, adding that the 1-year-old was shot in the leg and the 5-year-old was shot in the arm. 

Police did not release any details about what led up to the shooting or whether they are searching for any suspects.

During the investigation, Portland police homicide detectives closed a section of Southeast Foster Road.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner will determine the identify of the woman and her cause of death.

The shooting was one of at least three deadly shootings in Portland over the weekend. On Saturday, six people were shot, one fatally, during a confrontation between an armed homeowner and armed protesters near Normandale Park Northeast Portland. Also on Saturday evening, police shot and killed a person near a condo complex in Southwest Portland. It is not clear what led up to that incident, but police were investigating a call about someone shooting a gun.

Anyone with information about the shooting on Southeast Foster Road is asked to contact Detective William Winters at William.Winters@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0466, or Detective Jason Koenig at Jason.Koenig@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0889. The case number is 22-48396. 

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