One man was shot and wounded early Saturday morning during anti-Trump protests in the streets of Portland, Oregon. The shooting occurred just after midnight, roughly three hours after police deployed “flash bang grenades” when some of the protesters allegedly threw “burning projectiles… at officers.”
According to Oregon Live, police confirmed the shooting but details were scant. “An unidentified man who said he witnessed the shooting tells The Oregonian/OregonLive that the victim was shot in the leg.”
Portland PD did release a statement on the incident:
Preliminary information indicates that a suspect was in a vehicle on the bridge and there was a confrontation with someone in the protest. The suspect got out of the vehicle and fired multiple shots injuring the victim. Officers near the scene arrived quickly and provided medical aid until an ambulance arrived to transport the victim to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect fled the area, likely in the vehicle described as a gray or silver sedan. The suspect is described as an African American male, late teens, 5’8″ tall, thin build, wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.