SHOOTING erupts as Antifa & Proud Boys clash violently in Portland (VIDEOS)

Dozens of right-wing Proud Boys and leftist Antifa members have clashed in a chaotic showdown in the streets of Portland, armed with a variety of improvised weapons from bats and shields, to paintball guns, mace and fireworks.

A brief gun battle also erupted in downtown Portland on Sunday, according to multiple videos shared by witnesses. Some of them showed a middle-aged man in a fedora hat hiding behind trash bins and firing at least three shots across the street. 

From another angle, it appears that shots were fired towards the shooter as well, though it remains unclear who opened fire first. Some reports suggested the man is a Proud Boys supporter who was being chased away by Antifa members, before opening fire.

No injuries were reported, but several buildings and cars were damaged by gunfire.

Police swiftly detained the shooter seen in the videos, who apparently did not resist arrest, but it was unclear whether they were looking for any other suspects.

The shooting took place amid an already chaotic day in Portland, which has seen dozens of people from opposite camps clashing with each other, using all kinds of improvised weapons.

According to the Oregonian, the day began with a group of some 300 Antifa and another left-wing protesters swarming the area of Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and forcing a rival camp of around 100 right-wing activists to relocate their event to an abandoned Kmart parking lot.

However, smaller leftist groups followed them, engaging in verbal exchanges and skirmishes.

At one point, a van crashed into the parking lot.

The alleged 'left-wing agitator' behind the wheel, was maced and chased away, and his vehicle overturned by right-wing protesters.

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