Confrontation between armed protester, armed homeowner prompted Portland shooting rampage

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A shooting rampage in Oregon that left a Portland woman dead and five people wounded started with a confrontation between an armed homeowner and armed protesters, police say.

Officers responding to reports of a shooting Saturday night discovered the woman’s body and rushed the wounded – two men and three women – to area hospitals.

“The scene was extremely chaotic, and a number of witnesses were uncooperative with responding officers,” the Portland Police Bureau said in a statement. “Most people on scene left without talking to police.”

A protest against police violence was just getting underway near the city’s Normandale Park when the confrontation began, authorities said. Such protests have become a recurring theme in Portland, a center for the national movement to defund police since George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police in May 2020.

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