Posted on August 11, 2021

Shooting on Trimet Bus in SE Portland Leaves 1 Dead, Marking City’s Deadliest Year Since 1994

Eder Campuzano, The Oregonian, August 9, 2021

A man was fatally shot on a TriMet bus in Southeast Portland near 26th Avenue and Hawthorne Boulevard early Sunday evening, police said.

Officers responded to the area just before 5:30 p.m. and found a man who had been shot. The victim was taken to a hospital where he died from his wounds, police said.


Sunday’s incident marks the 56th homicide in Portland this year, which makes 2021 the city’s deadliest year since 1994, when 55 people were killed.

This year’s tally, which includes two fatal shootings by police, puts the city on track to shatter its previous record of 70 homicides in 1987.