Portland police arrest man for firing gun near protesters

Video captured by a Tribune reporter appears to show a man with a handgun exchanging fire near Southwest Second Avenue and Yamhill Street around 5:45 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 22.

Police have made one arrest so far — but additional footage shown on social media suggests the incident was a shoot-out involving demonstrators clad in black.

On Monday the Portland Police Bureau said it was looking for a second shooter and Anderson may have been chased before opening fire. Police said the incident may not have been related to the protest group in the area.

Bystanders at the scene said a man wearing a safari hat displayed the gun near a left-wing band commonly called antifa — who themselves were regrouping in the central city after violent street clashes with the right-wing Proud Boys in east Portland earlier that day.

Read the full story from the Portland Tribune here.