Portland ve nueve tiroteos en un lapso de 16 horas; perro de servicio asesinado, la policía dice

El primer tiroteo ocurrió justo después 12:10pm Tuesday when officers responded to reports of disparos fired on Southeast Cooper Street. Multiple bullet casings were found in a homeless encampment area but no victims came forward and no property damage was reported, la Portland Police Bureau said.

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Another shooting around 5:50pm also failed to yield any victims. A 7:40pm, officers responded to Southeast 122nd Avenue where multiple bullet casings were found. The intended victim was found uninjured but his service dog was fatally wounded, la policía dijo.

Bullets casings at a crime scene in Portland. Authorities reported nine shootings in a 16-hour span that began Tuesday night.

Bullets casings at a crime scene in Portland. Authorities reported nine shootings in a 16-hour span that began Tuesday night. (Portland Police)

Another person was wounded and taken to a hospital with serious injuries in another incident that occurred just after 9pm. Less than five minutes later, someone shot at a vehicle from another car and fled. The intended victim was not injured but their car was damaged from gunfire, la policía dijo.

Police reported two other shootings but no one was injured. In one of the incidents, one person told police there was a confrontation and they ran off when shots were fired.

Around 1am Wednesday, a male sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to a hospital with critical injuries. The last reported shooting occurred just before 4:30am and police found more than 20 casquillos de bala en la escena. No injuries were reported.

As of July 31, the city reported 52 murders this year, en comparación con 26 in the same time frame in 2020, de acuerdo a police data.

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