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News Release
GVRT Investigates Occupied Car Struck By Gunfire - 02/09/20

The Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) is investigating a shooting where a car was hit by gunfire from another vehicle as it drove in the Hazelwood neighborhood.

On Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 12:30a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle shot at by a suspect in another vehicle. Responding officers were unable to locate the suspect. Officers met the victim nearby and confirmed that he was unhurt. He said he was the only one in the vehicle at the time.

The victim reported that as he was merging onto northbound I-205 from Southeast Division Street, a suspect vehicle pulled up alongside him and fired multiple rounds. The suspect or suspects drove away. We are not releasing a description at this time.

Officers discovered multiple bullet strikes to the victim's vehicle. No photos are available. GVRT responded to the scene and has assumed primary responsibility for the case.

If anyone has information about this incident, either as a witness or possessing video or photographs, they're asked to send tips to GVRT at 503-823-4106, e-mail information to GVRT@portlandoregon.gov , or send anonymous tips through Crime Stoppers. Lead investigators are Detective Jennifer Hertzler and Detective Joseph Corona.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team is continuing to investigate several incidents of gun violence citywide.

Anyone with information about gun crimes in the City of Portland is encouraged to provide information to the Portland Police Bureau's Tactical Operations Division at 503-823-4106 or e-mail information to GVRT@portlandoregon.gov

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects.

Tips on gun crimes can be emailed to GVRT@portlandoregon.gov

If you see a gun crime in progress, call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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