PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Two people were shot in downtown Portland, with one dying at the scene, and one person has been detained on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.
The shooting happened at Southwest 10th Avenue and Southwest Alder Street around 4:30 p.m.
Portland police officers arriving at the scene found two victims, both believed to be men, with one of them dying at the scene despite officers and eventual Portland Fire & Rescue arriving to perform lifesaving measures, authorities said.
The other victim was taken to a local hospital by an AMR ambulance. The victim’s injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening, authorities said.
Muhamed, one of the witnesses, said he saw the victim go up to a parked car before he was shot.
“I looked back, and I saw what looked like an arm and a gun still outside of the window. The gentleman that was across the street with me was on the ground. So, at that point, when I look back, I verified that it was probably not a firework because it looked like he still had the gun out,” he said.
Another witness said she held the victim’s hand as he passed away.
“The police came and took over and I just held his hand, and he was holding on. You could tell he was dying,” said Alyssa Isenstein Krueger.
Portland police say this incident was the 57th homicide of the year and 49th involving gunfire in the city. There have also been 807 shootings in Portland this year, resulting in 250 people that have been either killed or injured.
The investigation is ongoing.
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Editor’s note: A previous version of this story stated law enforcement said two people were shot and one person was killed, but law enforcement later clarified it was one person injured and one dead.