Portland leaders grapple with rising gun violence – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2021-07-18 19:50:05 –

Portland, Oregon (KOIN) —Local leaders are divided on how to deal with the increase in gun violence in Portland.

Six people were shot dead and one died on Saturday morning in downtown Portland.

Commissioner Joe Anne Hardesti does not believe that any more police officers will help on the streets.

“It’s important to continue to consider how to invest in upstream solutions. What’s the difference with 10 cops in the corner? Nothing,” Hadesti said.

On Saturday, Mayor Ted Wheeler said Portland did not have sufficient resources to deal with the rise in gun violence.

“I fight for additional resources for the police, fight for more police officers, and fight for more tools and other support the police need to get the job done. “I will.”

Portland police chief Chuck Lovell said the investigation was too early to find out if the shooting was related to the gang.

Lovell said the PPB responded to four “serious shootings” within the four-hour time frame on Saturday. Two of them were murders. At 2:30 am, police responded to reports of shootings at 8000 blocks on SE Foster Road. Police officers suspect that someone may have been injured, but could not find the victim. At around 6:30 am, there were two shooting calls. A man was shot and killed Near 113th and NE Sandy Boulevard Woman was seriously injured Shooting at 2100 blocks on North Willis Street.

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