A member of the pro-Trump “Patriot Prayer” group was reportedly shot dead in the street during a pro-Trump rally in downtown Portland on Saturday night.
The shooter is at large.
From The New York Times, “Deadly Shooting in Portland After Pro-Trump Ralliers Clash With Protesters”:
A man was shot and killed Saturday as a large group of supporters of President Trump traveled in a caravan through downtown Portland, Ore., which has seen nightly protests for three consecutive months.
The pro-Trump rally drew hundreds of trucks full of supporters into the city. At times, Trump supporters and counterprotesters clashed on the streets, with people shooting paintball guns from the beds of pickup trucks and protesters throwing objects back at them.
A video that purports to be of the shooting, taken from the far side of the street, showed a small group of people in the road outside what appears to be a parking garage. Gunfire erupts, and a man collapses in the street.
The man who was shot and killed was wearing a hat with the insignia of Patriot Prayer, a far-right group based in Portland that has clashed with protesters in the past.
The Portland Police Bureau said that officers heard reports of gunfire shortly before 9 p.m. and found a victim with a gunshot wound to the chest. It was determined that the victim had died. They did not release any information about a possible gunman.
At the scene, police officers blocked off the road and medics attended to a person who appeared to have a chest wound.
‘I’M NOT SAD THAT A FUCKING FASCIST DIED TONIGHT’: LEFT-WING PORTLAND PROTESTERS CELEBRATE MURDER OF TRUMP SUPPORTER
SUSPECT IN MURDER OF TRUMP SUPPORTER: “I’M 100% ANTIFA ALL THE WAY”