Several injured in shooting at street racing event in Portland | Oregon News


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Four people were injured in a shooting during an illegal street race in Portland, Ore., early Monday, police said.

The Portland Police Bureau said in a news release that police responded to reports of a shooting on North Marine Drive just after midnight.

When the police arrived they recovered almost 100 casings but could not locate the victims.

Hospitals reported that an 18-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy arrived in the emergency room and were treated for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, police said. An 11-year-old boy was also treated for a gunshot or shrapnel wound.

Police arrested a 21-year-old man who also showed up injured at a hospital and was later identified as a suspect in the shooting, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, assault and unlawful use of a weapon.

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Parts of North Portland have seen an increase in street racing in recent years, with participants closing intersections and sometimes blocking traffic on freeways to spin tires and do donuts.

Police said Monday they had seen the results of targeted law enforcement last fall, including the implementation of a new city ordinance that allows officers to seize the vehicles of those involved. Gatherings, however, appear to be resuming, according to Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell.

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