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Man shot during fight on MAX Green Line train in SE Portland

Police were dispatched to a fight on a MAX train at the Main Street Transit station on Southeast 96th Avenue.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A man was shot during a fight on a MAX Green Line train in Southeast Portland Thursday evening. 

In a news release, Portland police said officers were dispatched at 6:52 p.m. to a report of a fight on a MAX train at the Main Street Transit station on Southeast 96th Avenue. As officers were responding, they learned someone fired a gun. Arriving officers found a man with a gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

Police said the suspect reportedly had a gun and left the scene and was not immediately located. They have not released a suspect description.

A witness told KGW the shooting happened during a confrontation over a dog. A person reportedly punched the dog in the snout then pulled a knife. That's when the witness said the dog's owner pulled out a gun and shot the other person. 

In an email, a TriMet spokesperson said, "Our thoughts go out to the individual who was shot, and we sincerely hope they make a full recovery." 

TriMet said shuttle buses were being used to serve MAX Green Line stations between Gateway/NE 99th Ave Transit Center and Clackamas Town Center Transit Center. 

The Portland Police Bureau is handling the investigation. 

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-58707. Anonymous tips can also be sent to Crime Stoppers of Oregon, which offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crimes.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.



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