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Monday in Portland: Three people killed in broad daylight shooting in Portland's Portsmouth neighborhood

Emily Scarvie

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(PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Monday, March 27 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses.

1. Windows shattered after homes hit by stray bullets in NE Portland shooting

Several home windows were left shattered following a shooting in northeast Portland on Sunday morning. Shells casings could also be seen on the ground and windows shot out on cars. The shooting occurred along North Hassalo Street and 87th Avenue. Andrea Hulin told KGW she was laying on her couch when the gunshots started.

“I just heard pop, pop, pop and then glass shattered. I felt it shattered across me. It was just terrifying,” she said. “I grew up here my whole life and I never experienced gunshots through the house.”

Keith McCarthy has lived on the street since 2014 and told KGW that crime has gotten a lot worse since the COVID-19 pandemic. He said a lot of the crime in the neighborhood is related to drugs, and he worries for the children in the area. McCarthy hopes police can begin to patrol the neighborhood more.

2. Three people killed in broad daylight shooting in Portsmouth neighborhood

Portland police say three people are dead following a shooting early Saturday in north Portland’s Portsmouth neighborhood. Officers responded to a report of a shooting near the intersection of North Foss Avenue and North Foss Court around 12:30 p.m. Three people died in the shooting, according to police.

In a news release posted later Saturday afternoon, police confirmed that the three victims were all in a car and were pronounced dead at the scene. The suspect or suspects left the scene before officers arrived. No arrests have been made. Police didn’t release any further information about the circumstances of the shooting.

“This shooting in broad daylight in a residential neighborhood is another tragic example of how gun violence can affect our community terribly,” PPB Chief Chuck Lovell said in a statement. “I’m grateful to the PPB members who responded to this shocking incident. I’m also briefing Mayor Wheeler’s office on the investigation. I encourage anyone who has information about this shooting to reach out to our detectives.”

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Detective Jason Koenig at Jason.Koenig@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0889 or Detective William Winters William.Winters@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0466 and reference case number 23-77440.

3. Vancouver drag brunch continues despite protesters, vandalism

Days after the death of Darcelle XV, the world’s oldest working drag queen and an advocate for Portland’s LGBTQ+ community, the performers at Heathen Brewing Feral Public House put on a drag brunch for a packed crowd. The brewery was vandalized on March 11 “by individuals who are protesting a drag brunch.” Though some damage was still visible, and protesters gathered outside, it was all smiles inside.

“We don’t care about the haters. We’ve been doing this for over 40-plus years,” performer Epiphany DM Valentine Dupont told KOIN. “We’ve been doing it here in Vancouver and we’re not letting it stop us.”

Heathen Brewing decided to make the Sunday drag brunch adults-only for safety reasons.

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