Shooting investigation shuts down streets in downtown Portland

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A shooting left two people injured and shut down roads in downtown Portland on Thursday.

The Portland Police Bureau responded to reports of a shooting at 2:39 p.m. Thursday in the Ankeny Street alley near the 200 block of Southwest Broadway. 

Ryan Slagter, a witness, says he was caught up in the chaos. 

"Cops were flying from every angle, then the fire trucks and ambulance came," Slagter said. 

Two men were found at the scene with gunshot wounds. They were given emergency medical aid and then taken to the hospital.

Police said the two men are expected to recover from their injuries. 

Officers said they were working to identify everyone involved in this case, including potential suspects. 

Police said they received multiple reports of gunfire and various descriptions of people running from the scene, but no further details were released by investigators. 

Nick Larson, another witness, said he helped a victim.

"He completely was white in the face, he was shaking profusely, he just kept apologizing," Larson said. 

Larson says he know CPR and rushed over to help the victim. 

"I ran over, just thinking, if I need to perform it I would, but I didn't because he was alert and awake, so I just gave him my hoodie and, you know, helped hold the truncate until proper people came to do what they needed to do."

Southwest Ankeny Street was closed from Southwest Broadway to Park Avenue. West Burnside was also shut down from Broadway to 9th Avenue.

Police said the roads had reopened by 6 p.m. 

Officers say the shooting appears to be an isolated incident. They have not provided any information about the people shot or a suspect description.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Jeff Pontius at 503-823-2081. 

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