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UPDATE: Police say incident may not be related to nearby protests and suspect fired after being chased.

PMG PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - An apparent gunman opens fire in downtown Portland on Sunday, Aug. 22."Gun! Gun!"

Video captured by a Tribune reporter appears to show a man with a handgun exchanging fire near Southwest Second Avenue and Yamhill Street around 5:45 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 22.

Police have made one arrest so far — but additional footage shown on social media suggests the incident was a shoot-out involving demonstrators clad in black.

On Monday the Portland Police Bureau said it was looking for a second shooter and Anderson may have been chased before opening fire. Police said the incident may not have been related to the protest group in the area.

Bystanders at the scene said a man wearing a safari hat displayed the gun near a left-wing band commonly called antifa — who themselves were regrouping in the central city after violent street clashes with the right-wing Proud Boys in east Portland earlier that day.

The alleged gunman walked away from the gathering before bracing himself behind a trash can and firing across Second Avenue.

After apparently squeezing shots, the gunman was arrested three minutes later, police said.

Gresham resident Dennis Gregory Anderson, 65, was booked on one charge each of unlawful use and unlawful possession of a firearm. He was released after paying bail of $750 a few hours later, records show.

No injuries were immediately reported.

At the scene, bystanders located what appeared to be an unspent 9mm round lying in the street near the trash can, but it disappeared into a black-clad man's pocket before officers arrived.

What looked like one bullet strike could be seen embedded into the wall of a nearby Mod Pizza, while a silver sedan across the street had cracked side glass and what looked like at least two bullet holes.

Officers arrived on scene minutes after the shooting, greeted by protesters who sarcastically clapped.

"Do your jobs!" one man shouted.

"Hey! They pointed a gun at my f—king face!" cried another person who was using a wheelchair.

Zane Sparling
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