PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two Sundays before Thanksgiving, my farming partner and I brought a live turkey in a burlap sack to our urban farm on the outskirts of Portland. The lanky brown-feathered bird quietly took her place in our chicken coop.
The incident occurred around 12:46 am, just after a sold-out hip-hop show featuring more than a dozen artists (including headlining locals G-Val and Show Banga) had let out. According to KTVU, the suspect immediately fled the scene, and officers arrived to find four injured people, two of them with life-threatening injuries. "Everybody start running, chaos...I'm talking about mayhem everywhere," an unidentified clubgoer told KTVU. Show Banga, one of the headliners, also condemned the shootings in an Instagram post.
The two friends' morning intersected by chance in the parking lot of the Canfield Green apartment complex. Dorian Johnson had been up since 7 a.m. on this overcast August Saturday and after getting dressed, he was ready for a smoke — on any other morning a carefree ritual for easing into his day's routine in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.