Patriot Prayer Member Shot In Head During Pro-Trump Rally In Portland

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The victim of a deadly shooting in downtown Portland, was wearing a hat associated with “Patriot Prayer”

The New York Times reported Saturday night that the victim of a deadly shooting in downtown Portland, Oregon, earlier that evening was wearing a hat associated with “Patriot Prayer,” a right-wing group.

According to journalist Andy Ngô, far-left commenters on social media had initially claimed that the victim was black and that the shooter had been a “fascist.” Though the identity and affiliation of the shooter remain unknown, the victim appears to be a white male.

The Times reported:

It was not immediately clear how the shooting transpired, but two witnesses who asked not to be named said that a small group of people got into an argument with other people in a vehicle and someone opened fire.

The man who was shot and killed was wearing a hat with the insignia of Patriot Prayer, a far-right group based in Portland that has clashed with protesters in the past.

The Portland Police Bureau said that officers heard reports of gunfire shortly before 9 p.m. and found a victim with a gunshot wound to the chest. It was determined that the victim had died. They did not release any information about a possible shooter.

Earlier in the day, a pro-Trump caravan of vehicles clashed with left-wing activists in downtown Portland. noted that this marked the third consecutive weekend in which the groups had clashed.

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler refused President Donald Trump’s offer of help Friday.

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