Portland police reported finding a person shot Wednesday around 1 p.m. 8:00 PM in Southeast Portland. The person died despite lifesaving attempts, the police said.
The person’s identity was not released as the next of kin had not yet been notified.
Just before 8 p.m., police responded to the 4200 block of Southeast 37th Avenue, north of Holgate Street, in the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood after receiving a report that someone had been shot. They found the victim but were unable to save the person. Homicide detectives responded to the scene.
If the death is determined to be a homicide, it will be the 92nd homicide in Portland so far this year. That would equal the number of homicides in 2021, which was a record year.
Later Wednesday, around 9 p.m., police responded to the Parkrose neighborhood after receiving reports that someone had been shot. Upon arrival to the 11000 block of Northeast Glenn Widing Drive, officers located a victim who was pronounced deceased.
The area, just east of the Interstate 205 intersection with Northeast Airport Way, is home to several hotels. Last weekend, about a mile west, a teenager was shot and killed at a hotel near Portland International Airport.
The Parkrose shooting would be Portland’s 93rd in 2022 if counted as a homicide.