Two killed, three injured in rash of Portland shootings

Two killed, three injured in rash of Portland shootings »Play Video

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Police in Portland are investigating several shootings that led to the deaths of two people and sent three others to a hospital over the weekend.

In the Broadway Neighborhood of Northeast Portland, police are investigating a shooting early Sunday morning near the new "715 Inn" bar near N.E. Broadway and N.E. Seventh Avenue.

Once officers arrived, they found a 60-year-old woman who had been shot. Officers learned through their investigation that the club was full of patrons and several people were outside the bar on the sidewalk as two cars driving westbound on Broadway exchanged gunfire at about 2:15 a.m.

As police  were conducting the investigation, they learned a man who had walked into an area hospital had also been shot at the bar. Both injuries are not life-threatening.

The Portland Police gang unit was called out to conduct the investigation.

Timothy Caraher, a friend of the woman who was shot, said she had just told him she had decided to return to school after 30 years.

Video from inside the bar during the shooting:

Caraher was near the scene of the shooting but could not take cover because he is in a wheelchair. He was not hurt.

After being shot, the unidentified woman walked into the bar and slumped over. Pat Holten said he used her scarf, napkins and a shirt to apply pressure to her injuries until an ambulance arrived.

"She said she couldn't breathe," Holten said.

The bar owner is trying to get together some flowers to give to the victim. Police have not made any arrests.

Two people killed in Southeast Portland

At 9:30 p.m. Saturday, two people were killed in a Southeast Portland shooting. Police found a man and a woman dead near Southeast 136th and Harold.

Police later arrested William Cole McCamman, 20, in connection to these shootings and have charged him with two counts of murder.

On Sunday, the Oregon State Medical Examiner identified Josh Smith, 32, and his mother Tamara Smith, 54, as the victims. They both died from their gunshot wounds, the medical examiner said.

Police have not revealed how McCamman and the Smiths knew each other or what instigated the shooting.

Neighbors said they didn't know Tamara Smith or Josh Smith well, but several neighbors within a few blocks heard the gunshots. One neighbor said he saw a man shooting in the street Saturday night.

"Everything was fine and then I heard four gunshots," said neighbor Trevor Clark. "So I came over to my front window over here and I was watching outside and I saw two girls run out the front of the house sprinting toward the bike path down there. After that, I saw a guy come outside, fire his gun -- four or five times up in the air in the middle of the street. He just got on his knees after that and just waited there."

One woman said she watched the police walk two young grade school-aged children out of the home Saturday night.

Home invasion shooting investigation

Police are also looking into a home invasion robbery at about 5:15 p.m. Saturday that left one man shot in the face.

The shooting happened at a commercial building on Portland Highway at Northeast 58th. Police said several people live there, but it's not meant to be housing. One of those people inside called 911, reporting that a roommate fell.

But when paramedics arrived, they realized he had been shot in the face. Police expect the man who was shot to survive and they are still sorting out details of what led to the shooting.