PORTLAND -- Bullets flew into a crowd and one man was wounded at a car wash in Northeast Portland Wednesday, police said.
About a dozen officers swarmed the intersection of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Northeast Jarrett around 4:30 p.m. after someone reported a drive-by shooting.
Authorities said there was an exchange of gunfire between the occupants of the vehicle and the men standing in the car wash. Police believe rival gangs were to blame.
The gunfire erupted at a time of day when a lot of people were on the streets and police said they were amazed nobody else was hurt.
“This is a place you see regular people going to and from work, going shopping, and it's kind of unusual at this point. I'm surprised it happened this quickly and in broad daylight,” Sgt. Phil Blanchard of the Portland Police Bureau said.
So far, no arrests have been made.