By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on October 6th, 2020 at 9:58 am
A verbal interaction between two road users in southeast Portland erupted into gunfire Saturday afternoon.
According to neighbors (one of whom contacted BikePortland), the incident took place around 6:00 pm on October 3rd. A bicycle rider was pedaling south on SE 16th between Washington and Alder and had a verbal exchange with someone driving a car. The bicycle user reportedly said something to the effect of “There’s no need to drive like that, we both have a right to be on this road!” Then the driver pulled out a gun, fired two shots, and sped away.
Portland Police officers responded to 911 calls and located two shell casings near the 16th and Alder intersection.
After hearing about this secondhand, I contacted the Portland Police Bureau. They confirmed the incident and said neither party remained at the scene to talk with police. They’re holding the casings for analysis and the investigation remains open. [Read more…]