Portland police say a man was shot and killed by another man who fled the scene of the apparent homicide in an apartment on Brighton Avenue on Friday night.

Police found one man dead when they were called to an apartment at 214 Brighton Ave. shortly after 9 p.m. to respond to a report that shots had been fired.

The man believed to have committed the killing fled, but police didn’t know whether he got in a vehicle or ran. They did say that the suspected shooter was no longer thought to be in the area late Friday night, and that no one had been taken into custody.

Police did not release the identity of the victim.

Brighton Avenue was closed between Douglass Street and Massachusetts Avenue while police investigated the killing. They expected the street to remain closed for some time.

The shooting occurred in the Princeton Village Apartments, a large complex next to the train tracks that run through the neighborhood.

The intersection of St. George Street and Brighton Avenue was cordoned off with police tape. A crime-scene unit van, five to six police vehicles and a couple of news crews were outside Princeton Village. The streets were otherwise quiet by 11:15 p.m.

Officers were inside the building and shining their lights through windows from the outside. It wasn’t clear what they were looking for.

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