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Portland police shoot, kill person near Southwest Portland condo complex

Police said it happened while officers were investigating a call about someone shooting a gun.

PORTLAND, Ore. — One person was shot and killed by Portland police near a condo complex in Southwest Portland on Saturday evening. 

Police were dispatched at about 6:45 p.m. to a report of a suspicious person in the 900 block of Southwest Broadway Drive near Marquam Hill. More than two dozen units were sent to the area around the Broadway View Condominiums. 

As police were heading to the scene, dispatch alerted them that "shots had been fired," according to information the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) released early Sunday morning. Officers said they activated a "shelter in place" around the perimeter, asking nearby residents to stay indoors.

PPB have not said what led up to the shooting, but confirmed that two officers were involved: Acting Sergeant Zachary Kenney, a 17-year veteran, and Officer Reynaldo Guevara, who has been with the bureau for two years.

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A resident of the Broadway View Condominiums told KGW they witnessed another resident apparently firing a gun out of the building and hitting a passing car. The gunman reportedly later emerged and shot at police, who returned fire, according to the witness. When asked about this, PPB said it could not confirm whether the shooter came out of the apartment shooting at police. 

A neighbor, Jacob Driscoll, spoke to KGW and shared photos of several bullet holes in his kitchen. It's unclear if these were from police weapons or the alleged shooter.

Credit: neighbor

"I remember thinking once I saw the bullet and where it came in, I was like, 'That's about at neck level,'" Driscoll said. "If I had been standing there at the oven like I usually do when I’m cooking, I would have been calling 911 and telling a much different story today I guess."

This was one of at least two shootings that happened in Portland on Saturday evening. Six people were shot near the intersection of Northeast 55th Avenue and Northeast Hassalo Street in the Rose City Park neighborhood, next to Normandale Park. One of them died. Police said they had two suspects in custody. 

Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell has spoken to Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler about both shootings, according to the PPB.

Correction: A previous version of this story identified the apartment complex as the Broadway Heights Apartment complex.

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