Man Shot in Altercation Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries in Portland, Maine

Police in Portland, Maine, say a man has suffered life-threatening injuries from a gunshot wound stemming from an altercation.

Police say an officer was near the Oxford Street Shelter near the intersection of Elm and Oxford streets Tuesday night when he saw the altercation and heard the sound of gunfire. The officer ran to the area and rendered aid to the 45-year-old man.

The victim was taken to Maine Medical Center with injuries police described as life-threatening.

Police said the shooting suspect fled the scene and remains at large. A description of the suspect has not yet been released.

Anyone with information that can help authorities in their investigation is urged to call Portland Police at 207-874-8575.

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