PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) – Two people have been found dead after Portland police conducted a welfare check in southeast Portland on Tuesday afternoon.
Police asked neighbors to take shelter in place while they investigated, but the order was lifted.
Investigators say the welfare check took place at 2:40 p.m. and when they got to the house from the 103rd Southeast Drive they heard a gunshot on the property.
It was then that officers entered the house and found a dead woman inside. Neighbors were asked to take shelter in place when the Special Emergency Response Team and Crisis Negotiation Team arrived at the scene.
They say SERT searched the property where they heard the gunshot and it was there that they found a dead man. Police said he appeared to have shot himself.
After making sure no one else was in the house, police said it turned from a tactical operation to an investigation.
Taylor Trout lives nearby and says he was shocked to see police tape block his door.
“I know two people died and it’s really sad for our neighborhood. This community too and all of Southeast Portland. You hear about this stuff almost every day. It’s just a little unsettling, ”Trout said.
If you know anything about this case, you’re asked to call Portland Police.
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