POLICE: 1 dead, 5 injured after mass shooting in Portland sparked by confrontation between homeowner, protesters

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PORTLAND – Police are investigating a deadly mass shooting in Northeast Portland Saturday night that left five people injured and one person dead. Police also say two people are in custody.

Around 8:00 p.m. local time, officers responded to a shooting call near the intersection of Northeast 55th Avenue and Northeast Hassalo Street. When officers arrived they located a woman deceased. Additional shooting victims, two men and three women, were transported to area hospitals in unknown conditions.

“The scene was extremely chaotic,” Portland police said in a statement, “and a number of witnesses were uncooperative with responding officers. Most people on scene left without talking to police. Detectives believe a large number of people either witnessed what happened, or recorded the incident as it unfolded. This is a very complicated incident, and investigators are trying to put this puzzle together without having all the pieces.”

The planned protest was for “Justice For Amir Locke,” a black man who was fatally shot by police in Minneapolis.

Detectives ask that anyone with information or video contact Detective Scott Broughton at [email protected] (503) 823-3774 or Detective Rico Beniga at [email protected] or 503-823-0457.

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