Portland shooting: 1 dead, 5 injured while protesting against police killing

PORTLAND, Ore – One person was killed and five others injured in a shooting Saturday night during a demonstration in Portland against the killings of police officers.

The Portland Police Office said a woman was dead when officers arrived. Two other men and three women were taken to a nearby hospital, police said. Information about their eligibility was not immediately released.

The shooting happened near a park in Portland, where several protests against police killings have taken place in recent years. Neighbors said multiple shots were fired.

“I was sitting in my room talking to my wife when all of a sudden you hear gunshots,” said Jeff Pry, who lives in the area.

A few more details about the shooting were immediately released.

Portland has been at the center of protests for racial justice, sparked by the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer in 2020. In Portland, protests have sometimes turned violent between protesters and protesters.

Information on social media said Saturday’s protest was in response to the death of 22-year-old Amir Locke, who shoot dead people by police in Minneapolis while they were executing a search warrant in the early morning of Feb. 2. The killing of Mr. Locke, who is black, sparked fury in Portland.

Mr. Locke was not the target of the police raid, which was carried out with a so-called door ban that requires no notification to residents. Minneapolis has suspended the use of such warrants ever since.

Police in Portland admitted to using force more than 6,000 times during protests in 2020, prompting a rebuke from the Justice Department, which said it had failed to comply with an earlier settlement.

The FBI’s use of covert surveillance teams in response to Portland protests and militarized federal agents sent to protect federal building, fear stirs rights violations and excessive government access.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/20/us/portland-shooting-protest.html Portland shooting: 1 dead, 5 injured while protesting against police killing

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