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Authorities in Portland, Oregon, responded to 13 shootings over a 28-hour period over the weekend that killed one person and injured three others across the city amid a sharp increase in violent crime.

The Portland Police Bureau said the incidents occurred from Friday night through Sunday morning.

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At one point, officers responded with five shots in three hours, which “put a significant strain on resources,” officials said.

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After a shooting, a police sergeant was left alone to process the crime scene. On the other hand, officers needed help from nearby residents to help block traffic and collect evidence, police said.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting at McCoy Park at 11:40 p.m. Friday, where someone was killed in the shooting. They found a dead man at the scene.

Officials have not released the identity of the victim or said whether they have identified any suspects.

Police said authorities have arrested two people in connection with a shootout at a house, which was damaged several times as people were inside.

Martin Rosario and Keelin Proby are charged with attempted murder and unlawful use of a weapon. Police said two firearms were recovered.

There have been 69 murders in the city this year, Oregonian informed of. According to police data, there were 60 murders between January and August, while 33 were killed in the same time frame in 2020.