T5 street racing causes controversies

April 6, 2022

On North Marine drive, by the terminal 5 airport amateur racers gather to street race on the long straightaways. Find out more about the unsanctioned race and the events surrounding it.

T5 street race: Risky or reckless?

Is street racing a risky past time? In this featured segment of the Breakdown, Max Parisio and Brad Gianella investigate T5, a street racing event happening frequently in Portland, Ore.. Parisio and Gianella discuss the ethics behind T5 and interview a local business owner about the impact of the controversial event.

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Shooting goes off at Portland street racing event


Early in the morning on March 28th, 2022 gun shots went off hitting four people in the crowd of a street racing event. The event known as t5 had become so popular that in 2018, Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell released a video addressing the street racing, and their attempts to stop the illegal event. 

Problems have resurfaced when police collected over 100 bullet casings at the event on North Marine Drive.

Portland police believe that this shooting had to do with gang violence and have arrested a suspect, 21-year-old Adrian Dangelo Ramirez.

Hospitals have reported four victims after the shooting — one an 11-year-old boy who was injured by shrapnel from the bullets. Also a 16-year-old, and 18 year old were shot, but they survived the injuries.



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