PORTLAND, Oregon - On October 24, 2020, at approximately 1:03 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 600 block of Southeast 162nd Avenue on reports of shooting. Officers arrived on scene and found evidence of gunfire to include a subject who had been shot inside a crashed motor vehicle. Officers learned an altercation between two subjects occurred, leading them to shoot each other. After the shooting, the subjects went to their separate vehicles in an attempt to leave the scene. One of the subjects crashed their car near the location, striking other parked vehicles. This crash was most likely due to the subjects injuries sustained during the shooting. The other subject left the scene prior to police arrival.
The subject who remained on scene in the crashed vehicle was transported to an area hospital by ambulance, their medical status is unknown at this time. The other subject involved in this shooting is still outstanding.
Officers have secured a crime scene and Southeast 162nd Avenue is closed from Southeast Stark Street to Southeast Taylor Street.