Gunfire erupts in Portland as Antifa protests Amir Locke shooting, woman killed and five wounded

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Gunfire on Saturday night at a Portland, Ore., park where people had reportedly assembled to protest the officer-involved shooting of Amir Locke has allegedly claimed the life of one woman and wounded five others.

The incident occurred at about 8 p.m. at Normandale Park in the northeast part of the crime-ridden city around the time the march was set to begin. “The shooting took place near a park in Portland that has been the staging ground for a number of protests against police killings in recent years,” the New York Times recalled.

According to the Portland Police Bureau, “When officers arrived they located a female victim who was deceased. Additional shooting victims, two men and three women, were transported to area hospitals and their status is unknown at this time…Additional information will be released at the direction of investigators.”

Further details are still sketchy at this time. Homicide detectives, who shut down the park area, have also requested the public’s help in the probe.

Two suspects are reportedly in custody, and the investigation is ongoing. The Oregon State Medical Examiner is expected to conduct an autopsy to pinpoint the cause of death and identify the victim.

As part of a longer thread, tireless independent journalist Andy Ngo posted this video clip to Twitter:

“I was sitting in the room talking to my wife, and all of a sudden you hear repeated gunshots,” a resident of the area told the Times.

Portland FM station KXL separately claimed that “Reports are that a neighbor in the area confronted the group about blocking traffic when the gunshots were exchanged.”

On February 2, Locke, 22, was shot and killed by police in Minneapolis, the same city where an ex-officer was convicted of the murder of George Floyd, while cops were attempting to execute a pre-dawn, no-knock search warrant.

Locke was not named on the warrant. Body-cam footage allegedly shows that Locke, a legal gun owner, had a weapon in his hand but also appears to show that Locke was not pointing it at what he likely perceived to be intruders and his finger was not on the trigger.

Minneapolis has now put on hold any no-knock warrants.

Fox 12 Oregon reporter Connor McCarthy posted this footage from the Portland crime scene:

Earlier this week, Portland CBS affiliate KOIN indicated that “Gun violence continues to plague Portland after it escalated to record highs in 2021,” which included six shootings between Thursday night and Friday morning. “Authorities recently told KOIN 6 News the first month of 2022 outpaced January 2021, already setting a dark precedent for the year.”

Last year, a record-setting 90 murders occurred in the Democrat-controlled city that sought to partly defund the police before reality caused officials to reverse course.

Watch a report on the Normandale Park incident aired by KOIN:

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