Man dead in Eliot neighborhood, North Portland shooting

By | December 20, 2021

North Portland Shooting – Authorities are investigating after a man was found dead Saturday afternoon following a shooting report in the Eliot neighborhood in North Portland.

Officers with the Portland Police Department responded to shooting reports at about 3:30 p.m. near North Flint Avenue and Hancock Street in the Eliot neighborhood. Arriving officials found an adult male deceased at the scene with injuries consistent with a gunshot.

Flint routes between North Broadway and North Tillamook Street were closed as officials investigate the incident. A perimeter was set up by the Portland Police Bureau as officers checked the area for a suspect.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit is investigating. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Detective Jeff Pontius, at [email protected] or 503-823-0433, or Detective Steve Gandy at [email protected]

Portland has seen a record number of homicides in 2021, more than 80 so far, easily outpacing the previous record of 70 in 1987