A person was shot and killed in Portland Saturday night as a pro-Trump car caravan wound its way through the downtown area.
Rioters met the pro-Trump vehicle caravan and clashes broke out.
KOIN 6 News saw two men yelling and having an altercation near around 8:45 p.m. Someone sprayed mace and then someone pulled out a gun. KOIN 6 News heard shots fired and saw the wounded man lying on the ground.
Police confirmed just before 9:30 p.m. Saturday that the victim, who was shot in the chest, had died.
The Associated Press reports, the shooting victim was wearing a hat bearing the insignia of the Patriot Prayer organization.
The man was also reportedly wearing a “Thin Blue Line” patch on his shorts, indicating support for the police.
Portland police are investigating the shooting as a homicide.
The victim has not been identified, but KGW News spoke with Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson, who confirmed the victim "was a good friend and supporter of Patriot Prayer."
Various videos on Twitter claim to show members of Antifa cheering after hearing news of the death.
“I am not sad that a f—ing fascist died tonight,” says a woman at the antifa gathering in downtown Portland. The crowd laughs and cheers. The ID of the deceased is not confirmed but he is believed to be a Trump & blue lives supporter. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/XV6471FSuF— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 30, 2020
Our great National Guard could solve these problems in less than 1 hour. Local authorities must ask before it is too late. People of Portland, and other Democrat run cities, are disgusted with Schumer, Pelosi, and thier local “leaders”. They want Law & Order! https://t.co/f6LOKcf7BU— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2020