At least one person has been shot dead in Portland after clashes between Pro-Trump supporters and BLM activists.
A man with a hat that said “Patriot Prayer” was seen lying motionless on the group with a gunshot wound.
According to Megan Allison of KATU “Portland Police tell us they are in the early stages of a homicide investigation at SW 3rd and Alder. Officers tell us one person is dead after a shooting. They expect to release more information from here.”
Portland Police tell us they are in the early stages of a homicide investigation at SW 3rd and Alder. Officers tell us one person is dead after a shooting. They expect to release more information from here. pic.twitter.com/PiW71rZDJY
— Megan Allison (@mallisonKATU) August 30, 2020
In a statement, the Portland Police Bureau said “Portland Police officers heard sounds of gunfire from the area of Southeast 3rd Avenue and Southwest Alder Street. They responded and located a victim with a gunshot wound to the chest. Medical responded and determined that the victim was deceased.”
Tensions were running high as a pro-Trump caravan drove through downtown Portland after a rally at Clackamas Town Center.
“I am not sad that a f—ing fascist died tonight,” says a woman at the antifa gathering in downtown Portland. The crowd laughs and cheers. The ID of the deceased is not confirmed but he is believed to be a Trump & blue lives supporter. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/XV6471FSuF
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 30, 2020
Video of when medics arrived.
— Soundtrack to the End (@_WhatRiot) August 30, 2020