One man critical, three more hurt in Portland strip club shootout
PORTLAND, Ore. - Multiple gunshots fired near the Mystic Gentleman's Club in S.E. Portland left two people in critical condition early Sunday morning.
Police said a 26-year-old man who's a bouncer at the club has life-threatening injuries, and the suspected gunman is also in critical condition.
A 31-year-old man and 27-year old woman were treated and released from the hospital.
Portland police detectives said the shooting was reported just before 9 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of S.E. 99th Ave. and S.E. Stark St.
Police on Sunday afternoon said they believe the gunman went in and started shooting, hitting the three victims. As he was on his way out, somebody at the bar shot him. That person has not been arrested.
Police said they don't think the shooting is gang-related.
More than three hours later, officers remained on the scene.
"It's not something you would expect, especially at this time of night," said John Moller, a witness to the shooting and a friend of one of the people shot. "It's usually pretty mellow around here."
Moller said it looked to him as though someone shot one of the bouncers at the club, then another person fired back in retaliation.
"The investigation is ongoing, but detectives believe there are no outstanding suspects in this incident," said Portland Police Sgt. Greg Stewart.
Police said no names will be released until Monday.