CRIME

Oregon man, 2 daughters dead after officer-involved shootout

The scene of the shootout.

The scene of the shootout.  (Fox 12)

A man was killed and his two young daughters were found dead after a shooting situation involving police in Oregon early Wednesday morning. 

The shootout happened in northeast Portland around 1:30 a.m. in the parking lot of a plasma center.

Portland police initially responded to a report of a domestic incident in northeast Portland around 12:30 a.m. Police said a woman had contacted officers saying her husband and her young daughters were missing and she was concerned for their safety. 

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Based on preliminary information, police said the man was armed and dangerous. Officers began searching for the man in a vehicle. There were reports that the girls were in the car with him.

About an hour and 20 minutes later Gresham police officers located the man and the car. Police said they engaged in gunfire as they approached. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. It is unclear how he was killed. 

Officers immediately were concerned with the safety of the 8-year-old and 11-year-old girls. Police broke into the car and extracted the children. Unfortunately, both were pronounced dead. 

Police said there was some sort of fire inside the vehicle, but are unsure what caused it. The cause of death of the two girls is unknown at this time. 

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