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Police are searching for suspects following a shooting in Tigard on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 16.

Editor's note: A suspect has been arrested in connection with this incident. Read the update here.

PMG PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Law enforcement investigate a shooting that left two people dead at an apartment building in Tigard on Thursday, Dec. 16.Two people are dead following a shooting at an apartment building in Tigard on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 16, police said.

Officers are searching for a suspect who likely fled the scene in a car, said Kelsey Anderson, spokesperson for the Tigard Police Department.

The incident occurred at The Birches apartment complex at 11485 S.W. Greenberg Road, police said in a statement about 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Police do not believe there is an ongoing safety threat in the area, Anderson said.

People are being advised to avoid the area while officers investigate, she said.

The shooting was reported by someone at the apartment about noon, Anderson said.

A man and a woman died at the scene, she said.

"An immediate search was conducted in the neighborhood for any potential suspect(s) but nothing was found," the Tigard Police Department said in a statement. "Based on the K-9 track and witness statements, it's likely the suspect(s) left the area in a car."

The investigation may take several hours, police said.

One lane of Southwest Greenburg Road is open in each direction while investigators remain on the scene.

No other details have been released at this time.PMG PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - The Birches apartment building at 11485 S.W. Greenberg Road in Tigard is the scene of an investigation into a shooting Thursday, Dec. 16, that left two people dead.

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