PORTLAND, Ore. -- A man who took his life on Tuesday with a handgun fired rounds that hit neighboring homes, according to Portland police.
Officers were dispatched about 9 p.m. to the 3300 block of Southwest Multnomah Boulevard to multiple reports of gunfire.
Responding officers were told that a man had shot himself. After arriving and finding the man, medical responders determined he had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
"Officers learned that the man fired multiple rounds from a gun, damaging some neighboring residences before taking his own life," police said in a prepared statement.
None of the man's neighbors were hit by the gunfire.
Police said there are ways to seek help with a mental health crisis.
The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at (503) 988-4888.
If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, contact or visit Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare or call (503) 963-2575. Cascadia has an urgent walk-in clinic at 4212 S.E. Division Street, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Payment is not necessary.
Lines for Life is also open 24 hours a day at (800) 273-TALK (8255). Additional information is available from the Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit.
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