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Friends Mourn 14-Year-Old Killed in Oregon School Shooting

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:58:52 +0000

Natalie Behring/Getty Images(TROUTDALE, Ore.) -- Friends of the 14-year-old shot dead at an Oregon high school Tuesday turned to social media to express their sorrow, remembering the boy as an “amazing soccer player” and a “great friend.”

Heartbroken pals used the hashtag #RIPEmilioHoffman to swap memories about the Reynolds High School freshman who was killed when another teen opened fire in the boys’ locker room, killing Emilio Hoffman before turning the gun on himself, police said.

“I love you so much and I always will. You were my first kiss and the first guy I truly loved,” @LyssaKarm wrote on Twitter.

Friends also retweeted messages from Hoffman’s account, last updated on Tuesday morning.

“Let’s just end school with a bunch of stressful test...yay,” his last message read.

A vigil was held for Hoffman Tuesday night. And students at the Troutdale, Oregon, school tweeted their plan to wear green on Wednesday in honor of Hoffman.

It was not yet clear whether the unidentified gunman was a student at the school, why he opened fire or if Hoffman was an intended target. A teacher also suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting.

Hoffman lived with his mother, older brother and two younger sisters.

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