In Case You Were Thinking

of attending one of the regular meetings, Thursday nights at 6:30 pm, at the corner cafe, N.E. 18th and Alberta, there was this item today in the Newspaper of Record:

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.

About M. Meo

Worked as translator, museum technician, truck lumper, lecture demonstrator, teacher (of English as a Second Language, science, math). Married for 25 years, 2 boys aged 18 & 16 (both on the Grant cross-country team). A couple of scholarly publications in the history of science. Two years in federal penitentiary, 1970/71, for refusing the draft.
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