Police said they are not releasing suspect information at this time and are asking anyone who was a witness or has first-hand video of the shooting to contact investigators. The area has been secured as a crime scene and investigators are asking people to avoid it.
The tweet said officers had made some arrests and asked people to avoid downtown due to traffic from the political rally.
The traffic coincided with a planned “Trump 2020 Cruise Rally in Portland” that was advertised on Facebook. According to the posted event, participants were planning to gather at the Clackamas Town Center in Clackamas, Oregon, line up the cars, motorcycles and trucks for the rally and travel the “Trump 2020 cruise rally route.” An image posted on Facebook shows it appeared to include the downtown Portland area.
A man riding in the bed of a passing black pickup truck displaying a blue “Oregon for Trump” flag and an American flag can be seen pointing and firing a paintball gun at the protesters standing on the corner. As a green pickup truck passes, someone riding in the bed can be seen spraying something toward protesters. As the angle of the video shifts, the riders in the black truck can be seen releasing some form of spray. Passengers riding in the green truck duck as the other protesters toss something at them.
Other videos posted by the New York Times reporter showed fights breaking out between the Pro-Trump supporters and the protesters.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
CNN’s Jon Passantino and Josh Campbell contributed to this report.