Portland, Oregon 2021-09-27 00:57:15 –
Men who witnessed the shooting say gun violence across Portland is endangering him
Portland, Oregon (KOIN) – A witness told KOIN 6 News that one person was shot dead near a bus stop in northeastern Portland on Sunday night.
Emergency personnel responded to the shootings reported near Northeast Fremont Street and Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard just before 5:30 pm on Sunday.
Witnesses at the scene said two young men were waiting near the bus stop when someone fired.
Linneas Boland-Godbey was working in a nearby local lounge when the shot rang.
“It feels very nervous,” said Boland-Godby.
Boland-Godbey did not see the shooting, but said a colleague ran to help the young man who was beaten until the paramedic arrived. He said the violence left many staff and patrons upset.
“I feel less dangerous or unsafe, especially now as a colored person in Portland, especially because of what happened across the street and the fact that people are crying. I don’t want to see it anymore. Was happy here, “he said.
Boland-Godbey said the young man was taken to the hospital by ambulance. He said it was a pity that violence was spreading to neighborhoods where he always felt safe.
“There’s a lot of color business here, everyone is really kind, and there’s a weird business here,” he said. “This is a really safe place and I feel safe here. It makes me sad that something like that might happen.”
Boland-Godbey said it is noteworthy that gun violence is now affecting neighboring areas of the city.
Jake Vasquez, a 34-year-old server at McMenamins Blue Moon Tavern & Grill in Northeast Portland. He was killed on Friday at a nearby Silver Dollar Pizza. Police do not believe he was the intended target. In that case, someone passed by and started shooting at the restaurant.
“It’s happening across Portland and needs to be less,” Boland-Godbey said.
He said violence needs to be dealt with and the community needs to work together to make it happen.
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