1 Person is Dead, 1 Injured after a Double Shooting in Portland
Portland Police say one person has died and another was sent to the hospital after a double shooting on Woodford Street.
It was just after 1:00 Tuesday morning when Portland Police responded to the 100 block of Woodford Street in Portland for a report of an argument between a group of people. Witnesses told police they heard gunshots. When officers arrived, they found a 43-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman in the roadway. Both people had suffered gunshot wounds.
The officers rendered aid until ambulances arrived to transport the pair to Maine Medical Center, where the male victim died. The female victim's injuries were non-life-threatening. Police have not yet released the names of the victims. Officials say the man's body was sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, who will work to determine the cause and manner of his death.
Woodford Street, between Forest Avenue and Melrose Street, is closed while police continue their investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Portland Police at 207-874-8575. To provide information anonymously, call 207-874-8584 and leave a message on the department's Crime Tip Line, or text the keyword PPDME, plus the message, to 847411. (TIP411)