1 dead, 2 hurt in N Portland motorcycle club shooting

Portland Fire upgraded response to 'mass causality incident'

One person was shot to death and 2 wounded in the 8400 block of North Kerby Avenue at the Dahuru Motorcycle Club in Portland, Dec. 19, 2015 (KOIN)
One person was shot to death and 2 wounded in the 8400 block of North Kerby Avenue at the Dahuru Motorcycle Club in Portland, Dec. 19, 2015 (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — One person was killed and 2 others were injured in a shooting early Saturday morning.

A spokesperson with Portland Fire & Rescue described the shooting as a “mass casualty incident.”

Reports of a shooting at the Dahuru Motorcycle Club on the 8400 block of N Kerby Avenue first came in around 4:50 a.m.

At least 4 ambulances were called to the scene to treat multiple victims with gunshot wounds, fire officials said.

Demarcus Spencer, 40, was killed in the shooting. An autopsy was scheduled for Sunday.

Dwayne Bates, 41, and Jason Burk, 35, were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Portland Police Sgt. Pete Simpson said witnesses reported hearing more than 2 dozen gunshots. Witnesses also described a disturbance that led to the exchange of gunfire but officers don’t know what that was.

The shooting happened both inside and outside the club.

According to Sgt. Simpson there was a function inside the club, but it is not clear how many people were in attendance. Many of the people left after the shooting, and police would like to speak with them.

It is unclear if the victims are part of the club or if they are related to each other in any way.

North Precinct officers are familiar with the club because of frequent calls for service, including a previous shooting, Sgt. Simpson said.

No suspects have been identified at this time.

N Columbia Boulevard was closed in both directions at Kerby Avenue for more than 12 hours while police investigated.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call 503.823.3333

One person was shot to death and 2 wounded in the 8400 block of North Kerby Avenue at the Dahuru Motorcycle Club in Portland, Dec. 19, 2015 (KOIN)
One person was shot to death and 2 wounded in the 8400 block of North Kerby Avenue at the Dahuru Motorcycle Club in Portland, Dec. 19, 2015 (KOIN)

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