PORTLAND, Ore. — A crash involving two vehicles took place in the Mill Park neighborhood of Southeast Portland late Saturday night, resulting in one fatality and another individual being treated for a gunshot wound. The incident occurred at the intersection of Southeast 102nd Avenue and Southeast Washington Street around 10:19 p.m.
Emergency services swiftly responded to the scene, transporting both injured individuals to the hospital via an ambulance. One of the drivers involved in the crash sustained a gunshot wound. Despite the officers’ efforts to revive a passenger from the other vehicle using CPR, the individual succumbed to their life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
According to the Portland Police Bureau, authorities do not believe the shooting occurred at the site of the crash. At present, no arrests have been made, and no additional information regarding the circumstances leading up to the shooting and subsequent crash has been disclosed. The investigation is currently being conducted by the Portland Police Traffic Division’s Major Crash Team in collaboration with the Enhanced Community Safety Team and Focused Intervention Team.
Those with relevant information are urged to contact the Portland police via email at [email protected], citing case number 23-179745.
Following the incident, the affected streets were closed for several hours overnight but have since been reopened. Notably, this marks the 34th fatal crash in Portland this year and the sixth within the past 16 days, as reported by the Portland Police Bureau.