14-year-old freshman identified as victim in Oregon high school shooting

The victim of a shooting at an Oregon High School is 14-year-old freshman Emilio Hoffman, police said.

Emilio was a freshman at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, a suburb of Portland. He was killed in the locker room of the school's gymnasium when a male student who hasn't been publicly identified opened fire with a rifle, police said.

Police said they were investigating whether the gunman, who was also found dead in a separate restroom, killed himself or died in a confrontation with officers.

"This is a tragedy that affects our whole community," Troutdale Police Chief Scott Anderson said late afternoon.

"This is just a tragic event. It feels so personal," said Linda Florence, superintendent of the Reynolds School District.

"I know we will get through this," Florence said. "We have a very safe school district. We will become even safer."

Dozens of students and members of the community attended a vigil at a local Baptist church on Tuesday night. Gov. John Kitzhaber also attended the vigil.

Emilio was a popular member of the school's junior varsity soccer team, and teammates and other fellow students were grief-stricken by the news of his death.


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