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    Somali community mourns the death of shaani Mohamed, who was shot and killed on March 27 in the northeast Portland

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    Shaani Mohamed, a Somali man, was shot and killed on March 27 in the northeast Portland neighborhood of 82nd Avenue and Milton Street. The victim’s identity has not been confirmed by Portland police, but his family and friends are speaking out to honor and remember him.

    “He was a gentleman,” Musse Olol, a family acquaintance, said. “He was extremely gently spoken, he wasn’t the loudest man in the room.” “He was a family man who put his family first.”

    Mohamed, according to Olol, sought sanctuary in Portland roughly two decades ago.

    “He came to Portland, Oregon to flee certain violence in Somalia, and sadly, this became his fate in Portland, where he sought sanctuary and protection,” Olol added.

    Mohamed was driving for Uber that night, according to him, but we don’t know what led up to the shooting.

    “In fact, when this happened, the first person who found out was his nine-year-old son, who contacted him to Facetime him and evidently someone else answered the phone, and that’s how he and the rest of the family found out,” he said.

    Olol has set up a GoFundMe account to assist the family at this trying time.

    “Anything helps, even if we put numbers there, and it will eventually assist the family have some consolation, and I would love it if you could donate whatever you can to help these families survive this.”challenging time,” Olol said.

    “He was a member of our community, of our city, a taxpayer who contributed to society, and yet we lost him to an increase in gun violence.”

    Although no arrests have been made in this instance by Portland police, Olol is hopeful that whoever is responsible will be brought to justice.

    “Finding the individual will bring closure to the family, but as a Portlander and a person in this part of the world, there is a killer on the loose, and we expect law enforcement to take care of him and put him where he belongs, which is in jail,” Olol added.

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