One person was shot and killed late Saturday in Portland, Oregon, police said.
An Associated Press freelance photographer heard three gunshots and then observed police medics working on the body of the victim, who appeared to be a white man.
“Portland Police officers heard sounds of gunfire from the area of Southeast 3rd Avenue and Southwest Alder Street. They responded and located a victim with a gunshot wound to the chest. Medical responded and determined that the victim was deceased,” the Portland Police Bureau said in a statement.
Portland has been the site of nightly protests for more than three months since both peaceful protesters and violent rioters took to the streets to decry the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis while he was being arrested by police.
Hundreds of rioters have been arrested by local and federal law enforcement since late May.
The caravan was the third Saturday pro-Trump rally seen in the city.
As they arrived in the city, protesters attempted to stop them by standing in the street and blocking bridges. Videos from the scene showed sporadic fighting, as well as some in the caravan firing paintball pellets at opponents and using bear spray as counter-protesters threw things at the caravan.
Police made several arrests over clashes before the deadly shooting hours later. Portland residents have been advised by the police to avoid the downtown area.
Two days earlier, President Donald Trump referred to Portland in his speech at the Republican National Convention as a Democrat-run city plagued by lawlessness and violence.
Trump has repeatedly called on Portland’s leaders to request support from the National Guard for local law enforcement in restoring law and order in the city.
An accelerant was used to ignite a mattress and other debris that was laid against the door of the Portland Police Association building, police said in a statement. At least one dumpster had also been set on fire in the street nearby.
The commotion followed a sit-in in the lobby of the Portland mayor’s condominium building Friday night requesting that he defund the police.