Truckers Parked at Fast Food Restaurant Get Caught in Crossfire of Gang Shootout
Portland, OR – Two tractor-trailers parked at a Portland McDonald’s were struck by bullets during a gun fight in the parking lot Monday night.
According to the Portland Police Bureau (PPB), the shooting occurred around 9:45 at the McDonald’s located at 3110 N Going Street in Portland, which is located approx. 900 feet from Daimler’s corporate headquarters in an area of the city known as Swan Island.
When investigators arrived at the scene, they located over 50 cartridge casings of different calibers in the parking lot and noted “a number of people leaving” the parking lot in personal vehicles.
In a press release, PPB confirmed “at least two occupied” big rigs were shot during the incident outside McDonald’s.
About ten minutes following the disturbance, police were called to the emergency room of Emanuel Hospital in response to yet another disturbance.
According to police, a crowd gathered at the hospital’s emergency room that quickly became “combative with staff and created a disruptive and potentially dangerous scene.”
Local outlet KGW8 reported police referred to the incident as a “gang fight.”
Several people at the hospital were armed, according to officials.
PPB said among the group were four shooting victims from the incident at McDonald’s.
Officials did not specify if any of the shooting victims were the truckers.
Seargent Kevin Allen with PPD told Transportation Nation Network the department was not releasing any additional information regarding the victims or the shooting at this time.
However, Sgt. Allen did confirm no arrests have been announced so far.
Additionally, it is not clear if the trucks were targeted.
Police are requesting anyone with information about the incident to email [email protected] and reference case 21-133267.
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