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One dead, five injured in shooting in Portland near site planned for Amir Locke protest

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A woman was killed and five other people were wounded in a shooting Saturday night in Portland’s Rose City Park neighborhood.

Portland police responded about 8 p.m. to a reported shooting near Northeast 55th Avenue and Hassalo Street, which is roughly the southwest corner of Normandale Park. Officers found the woman dead.

Five other wounded people — three women and two men — were taken to hospitals. Neither their conditions nor the circumstances of the shooting were immediately clear.

Portland police didn’t say in a late-night news release whether anyone had been arrested.

The shooting came as demonstrators gathered at Normandale Park for a march seeking justice for Amir Locke, Patrick Kimmons “and all others,” according to a graphic promoting the demonstration on social media.

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 no criminal wrongdoing by the two officers involved.

Saturday’s 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.

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