24-year-old woman killed in southeast Portland homicide - KCTV5

24-year-old woman killed in southeast Portland homicide

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A 24-year-old woman was found dead outside a southeast Portland apartment Friday morning, leading police to block off a neighborhood in a search for suspects in her killing.

Officers were responding to a report of gunshots at 1:38 a.m. when they spotted a car leaving the area. They chased the car, but it crashed a few blocks away near Gabriel Heights Park. Three or four men ran from the car.

Police blocked off Southeast 122nd to 132nd and Powell to Holgate to search for the suspects, and they told residents to stay in their homes and call 911 if they spotted suspicious activity.

A Portland Police Bureau SERT team searched the neighborhood, but no arrests were made, and the street closures were eventually lifted. The investigation was handed over to homicide detectives, who are now looking into the shooting.

Portland police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson said detectives don't know the motive for the shooting. He asked anyone who lives in the area of Gilbert Heights Park to keep an eye out for any clothing or evidence in their yards this morning.

"Jackets, hoodies, hats - if it doesn't belong to them, give us a call," Simpson said. "We'd like to come out and collect it. It may or may not be connected to the people that ran from the car."

Simpson said there doesn't appear to be an immediate danger to people who live in the area.

One person has been detained in connection with the investigation, but police haven't determined how that person is involved.

At about the same time as the shooting, there was a report of shots fired on Southeast Division at the Interstate 205 southbound off-ramp. Police found a crime scene, but they said that shooting is not related to the shooting at the apartment complex.

Also early Friday, gunshot victims walked into Legacy Emanuel Hospital at 2:55 a.m. and Portland Adventist Medical Center at 3:33 a.m. Those two gunshot victims are also not related to the shooting scene near Powell in southeast Portland, police said.

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