Driver in head-on crash flees, shoots bystander in Portland

Crashes

One driver suffered life-threatening injuries

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A driver involved in a head-on crash shot a bystander as he fled the crash scene in North Portland on Thursday evening, police said.

Police at the scene of a head-on crash at North Columbia and North Vancouver, Jan. 28, 2021. (KOIN)

The crash between an SUV and another vehicle happened around 5:25 p.m on N. Columbia Boulevard and North Vancouver. When police arrived they found one driver with life-threatening injuries and another man with a gunshot wound to the arm.

Authorities said bystanders tried to stop the SUV driver from running away, but he shot one. The suspect and a woman ran off together and remain at large.

The injured driver was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The shooting victim was also taken to a hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

KOIN 6 News will have more information as it develops.

This is a developing story.

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