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Victim Identified In Fatal Shooting Behind Taylor's Bar

UPDATE: Eugene Police have released the identity of the victim of the shooting early Saturday morning behind Taylor's Bar and Grill in Eugene. He has been identified as Alex Oyombe Gradin, age 21, of Eugene and a student at Lane Community College.

Alex’s family has released the following statement:

“We appreciate the outpouring of love and concern we have received in the tragic death of our son, Alex. He was an unexpected blessing to our lives when he joined us as a baby in Kenya and grew to be a compassionate, thoughtful young man. He naturally made many friends all over the world, who are grieving right now. We request at this time that you allow us to heal and support each other as a family.”

Credit Eugene Police
The scene at 13th and Kincaid in Eugnene after shooting early Saturday morning behind Taylor's.

University of Oregon Police and Eugene Police arrived at the scene shortly before 2 a.m. and found the victim on the ground with life-threatening injuries from a gunshot wound. They immediately rendered medical aid, according to police, but the victim died at the scene. The investigation is continuing. 

Eugene police ask anyone with information or tips relevant to the case to contact 541.682.5111 and reference case 1906782.

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s host for All Things Considered on weekday afternoons. She also is the editor of the KLCC Extra, the daily digital newspaper. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000.
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