PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland saw its deadliest weekend of the year with four people shot and killed between Friday night and Sunday morning, marking 50 homicides for the year.
A man was shot at Southeast 124th and Powell just before 8:00 on Friday, June 15th in the second deadly shooting at that intersection this year. He has been identified as 44-year-old Aaron Follstad-Martin.
Police said Follstad-Martin was arrested in February at Northeast 100th and Sandy Blvd. where there has been a high volume of gun violence. During his arrest, he was speeding, did not have a driver’s license and was wanted on an outstanding warrant. A .22 caliber revolver was recovered from the vehicle.
Another man was wounded in a house on North Commercial Avenue near Fremont Street on Saturday, June 16th just after 12:00pm. A man was detained at the scene.
A man and woman were shot at Southeast 26th and Belmont on Sunday, June 17th just before 3:00am. They have been identified as 34-year-old Dante Hall and 24-year-old Victoria Brown.
A fifth person survived a shooting in the parking lot behind Dante’s at 3rd and West Burnside just after 2:00am Sunday. Additional gunshots were heard by officers a few blocks to the north, but no victims turned up.
There have been more than 730 shootings across the city since the first of the year.
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