Remembering Emilio Hoffman

, Posted: Wed, June 11 2014 at 10:44 AM, Updated: Wed, June 11 2014 at 11:26 AM

Troutdale, Ore. --- (NBC News) Police continue their search for evidence and answers in Troutdale, Oregon one day after a school shooting that left a student and the gunman dead and a teacher wounded. 

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.

"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."

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.

Students gathered overnight, searching for any hope or comfort they could find.

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