Anti-Donald Trump protestor was shot early Saturday morning, Nov. 12 during a march in Portland, Oregon. The gunshot victim was taken to the hospital after the shooting, which took place took place on the Morrison Bridge in Portland around 1 a.m. while crossing the bridge from the east side.
A witness who had been protesting with a group of people tells KATU News he saw a group of four men jump out of a car “looking menacing.” One of them was carrying a gun.
The group got back in the car, and then a short time later, the man carrying the gun got out and fired five or six warning shots into the air, according to Cameron Whitten.
Possible suspect in shooting is described as African-American male, late teens, 5’8″, thin, wearing black dark hoodie and saggy blue jeans.
— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) November 12, 2016
The Portland Police describes the gunman on Twitter: “Possible suspect in shooting is described as African-American male, late teens, 5’8″, thin, wearing black dark hoodie and saggy blue jeans.”
Whitten started live streaming on Facebook Live when he realized there was imminent danger.
“There’s a man on Morrison Bridge with a gun.”
“a man jumped out with an automatic rifle.”
Whitten is able to video the car’s license plate before it speeds away.
“The car has stopped. He’s back out with a gun. A big, scary gun. Four men are out with their guns.”
Within seconds gunshots ring out. ‘Did someone get shot? I think someone got shot,’ he says on the stream.”
“I saw somebody fall on the ground and then they sped to the east side…. I don’t know who (the victim) is but he is conscious and breathing, he was shot near his thigh.”
On Wednesday, Nov. 9, Americans learned Donald Trump is the President-elect. Rallies are planned all the way to Inauguration Day on January 20 and could continue afterwards.