PORTLAND, Ore. – Officers swarmed to reports of a large riot that left one dead and two injured from gunshot wounds outside a Northeast Portland nightclub early Saturday morning, police said.
Around 12:45 a.m., gang police found found a "hostile" crowd of nearly 100 people outside the Fountaine Bleau nightclub at 237 Northeast Broadway, said Sgt. Pete Simpson with Portland police.
People outside the club jumped into cars and took off on foot when cops showed up to find two men and a woman shot, Simpson said.
Police issued a "code three," which means all available officers are to respond to the scene.
One of the victims, identified as a 30-year-old man, died at the scene. The other victims, who were identified as a 44-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman, were taken to the hospital with what police said were non-life-threatening injuries.
Northeast Broadway from Martin Luther King Jr. boulevard to Northeast 2nd Avenue remains closed as homicide and gang enforcement detectives process the scene.
Anyone who fled the scene without talking to police was asked to call detectives at 503-823-3333.
Police did not release the names of the victims.