PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Downtown Portland businesses went into lockdown Thursday morning after a shooting that left one person injured.
The shooting took place near Southwest Broadway and Southwest Pine Street shortly after 8:30 a.m. When officers arrived at the scene, they found one person with a gunshot wound.
The victim was rushed to a hospital with serious injuries. They were expected to survive.
The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived. Despite conducting a search through the area, police were unable to locate the man. No description has been given.
KOIN Tower was one building in downtown Portland to send a notice to tenants that they were locking doors as a result of the shooting. However, the Portland Police Bureau says they do not have information that there is any ongoing threat to the community.
Officers were seen opening the road and leaving the scene shortly before 11 a.m.
A nearby food cart worker said he got to work and saw the intersection blocked off.
“I saw a lot of police activity — there was red tape all around,” said Fernando Rodriguez with Fernando’s Alegria Food Cart. “I can’t say I’m surprised, it’s bad but it’s happening more and more lately. It doesn’t come as a surprise anymore.”
Rodriguez said his food cart has been broken into four days in a row.
“It’s not a big surprise but I hope things get better in the city. We need it,” he said.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is urged to e-mail email@example.com and reference case 21-230078. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Oregon, which offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information leading to an arrest in an unsolved felony.
This is a developing story.