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Portland Police Recover Handgun Allegedly Used In Weekend Garage Shooting

Ed Morin
Maine Public

Portland police say they have recovered the handgun they believe was used to fire several shots into the department’s parking garage late Sunday night.

Portland Police Chief Frank Clark says a person of interest has also been identified.

“The investigation remains very active. We continue to process evidence and review surveillance camera footage. We’ll be executing a search warrant on a possible suspect vehicle that is currently in our custody,” he says.

During a news conference Monday afternoon, Clark said police have not yet determined a motive for the shooting. He said there was an officer in the garage at the time of the shooting, but nobody was injured. The chief said one police vehicle was struck and bullet fragments were recovered from inside the parking garage.

Correction: An earlier version of this story characterized the shooting as a drive-by; Chief Clark says he was unable to say whether the car was moving or stationary at the time of the shooting.

Ed is a Maine native who spent his early childhood in Livermore Falls before moving to Farmington. He graduated from Mount Blue High School in 1970 before going to the University of Maine at Orono where he received his BA in speech in 1974 with a broadcast concentration. It was during that time that he first became involved with public broadcasting. He served as an intern for what was then called MPBN TV and also did volunteer work for MPBN Radio.