PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A bullet pierced a window on The Portland Spirit during a Monday night dinner cruise, a gunshot apparently fired from somewhere on land in the downtown riverfront area.
People who were on the Portland Spirit told KOIN 6 News they heard glass shattering and thought some glasses broke. But they soon realized it was a bullet that shattered a window on the boat.
A witness who was aboard the Portland Spirit told KOIN 6 News the bullet struck a lower window of the cruise ship. No one was hit but everyone was very startled.
Another passenger, Jesse Bruno, said he brought his family to the Portland Spirit for a night out on the river since they are out-of-town visitors.
“I was coming out of the bathroom on the Portland Spirit dinner cruise and heard what sounded like someone dropping a glass or a bottle,” Bruno said. “Turned the corner and saw a couple people staring at the table where my family was sitting at and immediately saw it was a gunshot.”
Bruno also told KOIN 6 News it happened somewhere between the Burnside and Morrison bridges. Investigators found the bullet and are trying to determine if the shooting was intentional or not.
No one was hurt. An active investigation is underway.