PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police have released the names of two people shot to death in North Portland earlier this week.
The Portland Police Bureau said Friday that Amber Coughtry and Billy Lewnes, both 41, were shot in a car parked in a turnout on North Force Avenue about 5 a.m. Tuesday.
Police confirmed the shooting hours after it happened and said homicide detectives had responded to the scene, but police would not confirm whether anyone was dead.
On Wednesday, police confirmed two people were killed. Police have refused to disclose any details about a suspect or any information about the circumstances of the shooting.
Portland police officer Derek Carmon said there is “no threat to the community” but would not explain why.
Investigators have not released any information about arrests in the case and no one has been booked into jail since the shooting on charges of killing someone, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported.
Coughtry and Lewnes are the 36th and 37th people to die by homicide in Portland this year, according to police.