Police are investigating a late-night shooting at Northeast 18th Avenue and Alberta Street.
Police responded to call at 10:40 p.m. on Thursday and found a man in his 40’s suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg. Police applied a tourniquet and he was taken to a Portland hospital. Portland’s gang-enforcement team is also investigating.
The victim was not named.
The scene of is just three blocks from where three teen-agers were shot in broad daylight in May during the neighborhood’s Last Thursday street fair. May brought the biggest burst of gang-related calls in a year in which police have responded to a record number shootings.
On Saturday night, witnesses told police they saw several men running away from the intersection, which is near several restaurants and bars open late on the popular street.
Such goings-on may, indeed, draw more people, given the adage that there’s no such thing as bad publicity.