Car Takes Part of Northeast Portland Home After Shooting | Local News
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – The scene that took place in a northeastern Portland neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon appears to be from an action flick.
Neighbors saw what appeared to be a car chase, followed by several shots and an SUV crashing into the corner of a house’s garage, leaving a gaping hole.
“I heard that engine spin and then a pop pop,” said Keith Schoenheit.
Many other residents near Northeast 109th and Oregon Street also heard several gunshots before 5:00 p.m. Tuesday and said they saw cars flying on 109th Street.
“I heard about three gunshots, then maybe ten seconds later three cars stormed into the road, then maybe eight more gunshots,” neighbor Brianna Koral told FOX 12.
Security footage from another neighbor caught some of the action, showing a white SUV hurtling down 109th Street, followed seconds later by a white sedan. The sedan slows down, then you can hear two gunshots and tire screeching followed by more gunshots.
What the footage doesn’t show is the route the white SUV took through the side yard of Keith and Bernita Schoenheit’s property, grabbing a piece of the corner of the garage before coming to rest against the fence alongside. Oregon Street.
A tow truck driver had to remove parts of the chain link fence to access the wreckage of the SUV.
“They blew up the foundation around the corner of the house over there,” Keith said.
While the Schoenheits own the property, their son and daughter-in-law live in the house. Keith and Bernita live next door and came out after hearing the commotion.
Bernita told FOX 12 she saw a dazed woman with a bloodied face walking down the street in search of help.
“She just said someone was shooting her,” Schoenheit said.
Neighbors say Portland police arrived quickly. As of 10:30 a.m. Tuesday evening, PPB did not respond to FOX 12 requests for information or divulge any details about what happened or whether any suspects were arrested. It is also not known if anyone was hit by gunfire.
Bernita says she’s just glad her son and daughter-in-law weren’t home when the SUV collided with the house. According to the Schoenheits, the electricity and water had to be cut off because of the equipment the SUV struck inside the garage.
“As much damage as there is, everyone is safe and that’s what we’re grateful for,” said Bernita.
This is a developing story.
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