PORTLAND Hundreds remembered murder victim Shiloh Hampton at a funeral on Tuesday morning.
The 14-year-old boy died after he was shot outside of the Lloyd Center Mall in Northeast Portland on April 18.
Shiloh Hampton's funeral began at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Maranatha Church of God at 4222 NE12th Avenue. Every seat was filled and his football teammates were wearing their jerseys.
A heavy police presence was patrolling inside and outside the church, protected attendees from any potential gang violence.
Shiloh was described as a fun-loving boy with a positive attitude, spirituality and a concern for others. The church was filled with the sounds of song and prayers.
Shiloh lived in a Portland foster home and was a freshman at Madison High School.
Police found him laying on a sidewalk in Holladay Park moments after the Monday shooting. An ambulance crew rushed him to Legacy Emanuel Hospital with critical injuries. He died at the hospital a few days later.
Investigators said they believe the shooting was gang-related, but did not know if Shiloh was associated with any gangs or was possibly an unintended target. They said he was leaving the mall with a group of friends when the shots rang out.
It's a time for the violence to end, Pastor Joe Mullen said during Shiloh's memorial. God is not pleased with what's going on.
Investigators offered a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you can remain anonymous.
Police are looking for a white late 80's Mercedes. The vehicle is lowered, has tinted windows and chrome rims.
Call Crime Stoppers at 503-823-HELP (4357), leave a tip online at www.crimestoppersoforegon.com, or text 823HELP plus your tip and send it to CRIMES (274697).