Three deaths

Portland police tape at a crime scene.

Portland homicide detectives are investigating three deaths in eight hours. Two people were shot a killed. A person has been detained in one of the shootings.

According to the Portland Police Bureau, the most recent investigation began at 2:03 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, when East Precinct officers responded to a shooting call in the 8500 block of Southeast Taylor Street in the Montavilla Neighborhood. When they arrived, the officers located a deceased male. A man believed to be involved remained at the scene and no suspects. He was not identified, but no one else is currently being sought.

Jim Redden is a reporter based in Portland, Ore.

“I am a community journalist because that is where the greatest need is. There are many sources of information and opinion about international and national issues. But most people are more affected by what happens in their local communities. That is where they live, work and shop. That is where their children go to school. That is where their elected officials, business owners and labor leaders are most accessible. And that is why people need the most current information what is happening — or, more importantly, what is going to happen — in their communities. Providing accurate and up-to-date information that people need to make well-informed decisions on the issues they care about is what community journalism is all about.”

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