Gunshots shatter peaceful Easter morning in Portland

Gunshots shatter peaceful Easter morning in Portland »Play Video

PORTLAND, Ore. - Police tape, patrol cars, and cops everywhere. The last things neighbors expected to see on their Easter Sunday morning.

"I just feel bad for her. She just got out of the hospital on Friday after having one of multiple surgeries. She's just been out here crying all morning all I can do is feel for her," said Amanda Henson.

Henson manages the Evergreen Place Apartments and knows all her tenants well.

She says the three or four shots rang out from inside an elderly woman's apartment. She's wheelchair-bound and often relies on family to stop by and help her out. Police say no one was hurt.

That's why Henson was so surprised when she saw the woman's own family, a sister, niece and a third woman getting hauled off by police.

"This is scary. This is scary for an Easter day. This is really scary," said Tim Svidenko.

Svidenko lives a few doors down and is thinking about moving his family out of here.

He says things just seem to be getting worse and worse.

But that's what the congregation at the baptist church just down the street is trying to fight.

They are leaning even harder on their faith this Easter, vowing not to let this shooting destroy their sense of community.

"I'm sure they will rally around her and give her any help she needs," said church member Derek Tresch.

Police have booked 36-year-old Myesha Lewis-Turner into the Multnomah County Jail. She faces several charges including unlawful use of a weapon.