PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Homicide detectives are investigating after a shooting left one person dead and two injured in Old Town Friday night.
Police responded to the shooting around 9:30 p.m. near the corner of Northwest Couch Street and 5th Avenue. In a press release sent just after midnight Saturday, police said they found two people shot. One of them was taken to the hospital where he later died.
A third victim showed up to a local hospital on their own with injuries authorities described as life-threatening. None of the victims have been identified, and no arrests were immediately reported.
Officials closed Couch Street and Burnside between 4th Avenue and 5th Avenue while the homicide investigation is ongoing.
Witness Nicholas Blake told KOIN 6 News the shots he heard were loud enough to drown out the music he was listening to.
“I was walking down and I had my music going and I audibly heard a rapid succession of shots,” Blake said.
“People were scattering and screaming,” he explained. “There was chaos, people were dashing across the streets and it wasn’t long after that the cops started showing up and taping everything off.”
Police responded to another reported shooting Friday night on SE 121st and Holgate.
This is a developing story.