Authorities in Portland have taken two people into custody after a shooting at a police reform protest in Portland, local media reports.
"The shooting happened near Normandale Park in Northeast Portland. According to flyers circulated on social media, a group of demonstrators had planned to gather at the park for a 'Justice for Amir Locke' event. Minneapolis police killed the 22-year-old Locke after serving a no-knock warrant on a downtown apartment Feb. 2," Oregon Public Broadcasting reports.
According to the New York Times, "The Portland Police Bureau said a woman was dead when officers arrived. Two men and three other women were taken to a nearby hospital, the police said. Information on their conditions was not immediately released," adding, "The shooting took place near a park in Portland that has been the staging ground for a number of protests against police killings in recent years. Neighbors said several shots were fired"
#UPDATE: A @PortlandPolice officer on scene confirmed one person is dead and four were shot at Normandale Park @fox12oregon— Connor McCarthy (@Connor McCarthy) 1645335625
I talked to one neighbor who says she heard 9 gunshots in the direction of Normandale park. We\u2019re still waiting for @PortlandPolice to update the press with information. This scene is complex and will take time for information to come from investigators @fox12oregon— Connor McCarthy (@Connor McCarthy) 1645333041
"Several demonstrators on scene told OPB they saw a person come out of a nearby home and confront a group of about 50 protesters. The person then reportedly shot at the crowd of people. It was not immediately clear if more than one person used a weapon," Oregon Public Broadcasting reports.
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