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.”
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.