A motorist was wounded by a gunshot from a passing car in the second random shooting in as many days in southeast Portland, Clackamas County sheriff’s deputies said Saturday.
Eric Dwayne Coker was treated at a local hospital and released after the shooting about 10 p.m. Friday, deputies said.
Deputies said the incident began when Coker, who was driving with some friends, pulled up to a stoplight. Another car pulled alongside and the strangers inside began yelling at Coker and his friends.
As the second car followed alongside Coker, a passenger pulled out a chrome-plated semiautomatic pistol and fired at the driver’s side door. The bullet went through the door and struck Coker in the leg, deputies said.
He was treated at a local hospital and released.
Just one night earlier, a blond man accompanied by a man and a woman had confronted three young men at a nearby Burger King and followed them to the entrance to the shopping mall.
The blond man shot at all three, killing one and wounding another.
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