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This is one of the worst days of my life.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Trlsmn, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Police: Man dies after shooting in SE Portland - FOX 12 - KPTV - Portland News, Weather and Sports

    One of the kids that my sons grew up and went to school with from the same neighborhood was shot and killed last night. He was one of the nicest kids you could know and always had an smile on his face.

    This kid went to the same scholar programs that my son went to and had a bright future ahead of him and it's all gone, likely because of one bullet from one low life scum bag that isn't worthy of shining his shoes.

    I don't have any information yet that isn't already on the news. I am literally in tears writing this, this could be my son or your son, why?
     
  2. Sasquatchvnv

    Sasquatchvnv Port Orchard Active Member

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    Sorry to hear it.
     
  3. oasis618

    oasis618 Tacoma, Wa Active Member

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    Very sad to hear, hopefully they can track down the dirtbag responsible.
     
  4. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    Tragic! Very sorry for you loss.
     
  5. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I am so sorry. Were he and your son close? How's your son holding up?
     
  6. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    My condolences man! Random violence is worst of all---no rhyme or reason.............................elsullo
     
  7. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Yes they were very close and though both familys have long left the old neighborhood they were always in contact, my son is in bad shade right now. I just saw Larry last month at a event at Nike World for the graduating scholars from Marathon Partners scholarship program.

    Here is a couple pictures with my son from last month. RIP Larry

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  8. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    I'm very sorry to hear that - senseless, terrible news.
     
  9. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Poor kid. I would be scoping the neighborhood near the shooting looking for a witness, asking questions. People that wouldn't talk to a cop might talk to me; or see about a private eye. Probably in vain, but I'd have to try if it were my kid. Just a heart breaker. Hope his family can cope.

    I look at that face and I see a boy, not 'a man' as the reporter keeps saying. 18 or not, he looks like an innocent boy to me. :(
     
  10. svxr8dr

    svxr8dr Vancouver, WA OathKeeper #004404

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    I have no words, but I offer my condolences.
     
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    kenno eastern WA Active Member

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    A terrible and tragic loss for his parents, his friends and our nation. I share your grief and and I grieve for our country where the good are sacrificed and the evile minions are left to walk the streets.
     
  12. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Trlsmn,
    I am very sorry to hear what happened to that young man. I have and will pray for his family and friends. I have and will pray that God will help the LEO's find who did it. Scumbag/s who shot him should pay dearly!

    Howard
     
  13. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Very sorry for your and your sons loss Trlsmn. Can only hope for the quick capture of the dirtbag that did this. It's also really sad that Sam Adams had to make this young mans death a gun control issue a day after he was lost. Take care'
     
  14. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    I was actually listening to the police scanner last night when this all happened. Absolutely crazy.
    From what I heard there wasn't much to go on. I hope that changes.

    Between this shooting and the thugs with shotguns in Salem, last night was just a bad night for Oregon.
     
  15. pdx lefty

    pdx lefty portland Active Member

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    Trlsmn, sorry to hear about this! Please tell his family and your son that they are in our thoughts and prayers!

    God Bless!

    Lefty.
     
  16. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    This really sucks. Best wishes to his friends and family.
     
  17. baada

    baada Surprise, AZ Member

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    My condolences to you and the family, brother.
     
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    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    What does one say about this? Prayers to the families and hope that the police are able to find the losers who took this very young man's life.
     
  19. WhyteCheddar

    WhyteCheddar East of Moscow by the Willamette Well-Known Member

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    So tragic. I hardly know what to say.
    Deepest sympathy and prayers for you and all concerned.
    I sure hope the pos responsible is brought to justice soon.
     
  20. scrappydoo

    scrappydoo Federal Way Active Member

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    Wow, now that's sad. I wish his family strength in this.