According to reports, a shooting incident that occurred in Portland on Saturday morning left a woman aged 18 dead and six others injured.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, and Chief Chuck Lovell, were present at a press conference hours after the shooting. Wheeler discussed the "gun violence problem" in the city and stated that the police needed "adequate resources."
According to a Portland Police Bureau press release, the victim, who was not identified due to notification of family members, died from her injuries in hospital on Saturday after being shot at Southwest 3rd Avenue at 2:10 a.m.
Initial reports by police stated that eight people had been shot, but they later increased that to seven including the victim.
"This number could change as more information is received. "It's possible that some injured may have fled the scene without speaking to officers," said the bureau in the release.
According to police, the other victims are not believed to have serious injuries.
According to police, the suspect fled the scene just before officers were able to contact him.
There have been no arrests.
Wheeler acknowledged Saturday's increase in shootings.
According to FOX12, Wheeler stated that there is clearly a problem with gun violence in the community and that there are homicides in the community. The press conference Wheeler held with Lovell was a joint statement. "Those are the tools, training, and personnel needed to tackle the increasing problem of gun violence and homicides within our community.
Lovel said, "If we go back to yesterday there were eleven shooting incidents that resulted in 13 people being injured or killed and this was in just 38 hours. It is sobering to witness all the gun violence we have been experiencing in Portland. This morning's homicides are our 51st and 50th, respectively. Although most of these deaths were linked to gunfire, they are all tragic.
Lovell stated later in a tweet that the bureau would be expanding its presence in downtown Saturday night.
"We want people to feel safe in the Entertainment District. Non-emergency calls might take longer to be answered. He added, "Thanks for your patience," in a second tweet.