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Police find man dead after shooting in Northeast Portland

Portland police said someone involved remained at the scene and was cooperative. No arrests were reported.

PORTLAND, Ore — A man was found dead after a shooting Sunday night near the corner of Northeast 12th Avenue and Northeast Prescott Street in Northeast Portland, near the Alberta neighborhood.

Officers were dispatched at 8:31 p.m. to a report of a shooting in the 4500 block of Northeast 12th Avenue. They found the dead man when they arrived.

"A person who was involved remained at the scene and was cooperative with responding officers," the Portland Police Bureau said in a news release. 

No arrests were reported, and police did not say they were looking for any additional subjects.

Northeast 12th Avenue was closed from Northeast Prescott Street to Northeast Going Street for the investigation.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit is investigating. They ask anyone with information about the incident to contact Detective Jeff Sharp at Jeff.Sharp@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-9773, or Detective Brad Clifton at Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0696. 

Portland continues to see an increase in gun violence. Ninety people were killed in 2021, marking the deadliest year in the city's modern history. That year, there were over 1,200 shootings, compared to 400 shootings reported by police in 2019.

As of early July, there have been at least 41 homicides in Portland since the start of the year. There have been more than 685 reported shootings, according to Portland police.

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

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