Portland Shooting: Reports of Multiple People Shot, 1 Dead

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A Portland shooting left multiple people with gunshot wounds and one dead, reports said.

Tamena Strickland was identified as the suspect by family members, according to Oregon Live. Her uncle told a reporter Strickland shot her brother, Deante Strickland, who was killed. She also allegedly shot her mother grandmother and aunt. They were both named Shirley. The elder Shirley was shot nine times in the hip and pelvic area. She is expected to survive.

Portland Police announced at about 9 p.m. they arrested Strickland. Tamena J. Strickland, 30, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center facing a charge of murder and two counts of attempted murder.

Early reports indicated the suspect is a woman who fled the scene with a young child.

The shooting was reported just after 2 p.m. in the 6200 Block of Northeast 42nd Avenue. Police arrived to find multiple people shot. Portland Police said in a statement.

“They immediately secured the scene and facilitated getting medical care to the victims. The victims’ conditions are not available,” the statement said. “At this time no arrests have been made, but officers and detectives are still actively working the scene. There is no suspect information available for release yet. The crime scene is closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Northeast 42nd Avenue between Northeast Holman Street and Killingsworth Street. The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released as available.

At least one person died and another is in critical condition, according to Oregon Live.

The news outlet reported police are looking for a woman who fled the scene in a silver Lexus SUV. She has a young child with her.

The area is blocked off on 42nd Street from Killingsworth to Ainsworth.

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.


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