Shooting at NE Portland park leaves 1 dead

One person was killed in a shooting Saturday night at a Northeast Portland park.

Portland police responded about 8 pm to a reported shooting at 55th Avenue and Hassalo Street, which is roughly the southwest corner of Normandale Park. One person was killed. Multiple others were shot, according to media reports.

The shooting came as demonstrators gathered at the park for a march seeking justice for Amir Locke, Patrick Kimmons “and all others.”

Locke, a 22-year-old Black man, was fatally shot Feb. 2 by Minneapolis police serving a search warrant. Kimmons, a 27-year-old Black man, was fatally shot by Portland police in 2018.

A grand jury convened after Kimmons’ death found the two officers fired in self defense. Police have said Kimmons shot and wounded two men amid a fight, then ran toward officers who heard the gunshots.

The circumstances of Saturday’s shooting were not immediately clear. Portland police did not immediately respond to a request for information.

The shooting is part of an ongoing wave of Portland gun violence. Prior to the weekend, 15 people had been killed in Portland homicides in 2022. Fourteen of those people were killed in shootings.

This report will be updated.

– The Oregonian / OregonLive

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