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Portland police say one person is in custody in hit-and-run that left 3 seriously hurt

Posted May 25, 2018 2:19 p.m. EDT
Updated May 25, 2018 5:29 p.m. EDT

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A person is in custody in Portland's apparent hit-and-run incident that left three women injured, Police Bureau Sgt. Chris Burley said during a Friday afternoon press conference.

The person has been taken to a local police facility for further investigation, Burley said.

The three women who were injured are currently being treated at Oregon Health and Science University Hospital (OHSU). One woman is in critical condition, another woman is in serious condition and the third woman's family has requested that condition updates not be given out to the public Burley said.

Burley said they are still investigating the incident.

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Three women were struck in an apparent hit-and-run near Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, on Friday morning, according to police spokesman Sgt. Chris Burley.

The women were on the sidewalk when they were struck, Burley said. The vehicle police believe to be involved was located, according to the Portland Police Bureau. It was a blue 2005 Mazda Tribute, police said. The driver has not been located.

It was too early to say whether the incident was intentional, Burley said at a press conference.

Police officers and emergency medical personnel immediately responded, Burley said, and the women received medical attention before being taken to a hospital.

Two are believed to be suffering from life-threatening injuries, according to Burley, while the third has "serious" injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

A fourth person may also have been injured, Burley said, but police believe that person left the area before authorities were on the scene.

Information about the incident has been shared with law enforcement agencies in the area, Burley said.

Erik Robinson, a spokesman for Oregon Health and Science University Hospital, said the hospital had received three patients. One is in critical condition, one in serious condition and the third in fair condition.

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said in a tweet Friday saying his thoughts are with the injured women.