1 dead, 2 injured in late-night shooting in downtown Portland; police say no arrests yet
PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - One person is dead and two are injured in a shooting in downtown Portland early Saturday morning, according to the Portland Police Bureau.
PPB said at about 1:45 a.m. Saturday, officers on patrol saw a shooting happen at Southwest Third Avenue and Southwest Harvey Milk Street. One person died at the scene. Officers provided aid to two other victims, who were later taken to a hospital. One has life-threatening injuries, and another is expected to survive.
People who work nearby said they heard what sounded like multiple gunshots.
“The guy at the door said there was shots fired. So, naturally I looked out the window,” a man who works nearby said. “Some dude got shot, some people were running off.”
People also said the area was blocked off for hours, preventing some from moving their cars until later Saturday morning.
“Finished working 2 o’clock, coming in here and the ramps over there, closed - everybody for two blocks over here, 4th Avenue and 3rd Avenue,” he said.
The man also said shootings seem to have become more common in the area than they used to be.
Police said the suspect or suspects have not yet been arrested.
Homicide detectives are investigating. If anyone has any information, you’re asked to contact Detective Shaye Samora at Shaye.Samora@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Tony Harris at Tony.Harris@police.portlandoregon.gov.
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