Toddler avoids street shooting by seconds in NE Portland

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – A father is sharing his terrifying experience with a shooting outside his house in northeast Portland to try to inspire change.

It happened Saturday afternoon, at around 3:30 p.m. near Northeast Highland Street and Northeast Rodney Avenue and it was all caught on the home security video.

Adam Johnson tells FOX 12 that two of his children were playing outside while he was doing some yard work when it happened.

He said a red car stopped on their street, followed by a white car. He said the two drivers began yelling at each other, then — there was gunfire.

At that moment, he had already gotten his daughter to safety: “My five-year-old daughter was playing next to me. I scooped her up and hid her behind the neighbors fence.”

Read the full story from KPTV here.