Police: Man found hurt in SE roadway was shot, not hit by car

Police: Man found hurt in SE roadway was shot, not hit by car »Play Video
Paramedics work to help the injured man early Tuesday morning.

PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland police are looking into a shooting that left a 54-year-old man injured early Tuesday morning in SE Portland.

Police said they initially responded to a report of a hit-and-run at SE 85th and Powell Boulevard just after 2 a.m.

Officers said they found a 54-year-old man down in the roadway on Powell Boulevard with what appeared to be injuries from a crash. A truck driver told officers he saw the man in the road and pulled over to help, police said.

But once the man was taken to a hospital, police said it was discovered he had been shot and had not been hit by a vehicle. Investigators said the man had serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The victim's name has not been released but police later said he was in critical condition at a local hospital.

Police have not released any suspect information and are asking anyone who has any information about the incident to contact them at 503-823-0400.

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.