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Friends, family gather for Brian Tierney vigil

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Friends and family of Brian Tierney gathered tonight to pray for their friend.

Tierney, 29, was found shot along I-205 earlier this week.

On Friday night, hundreds gathered at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church to show their support and pray for their friend.

It was songs of prayer and thoughts of healing as nearly 300 people filled the church as they gathered for a vigil for Tierney.

They all took turns lighting a candle for Tierney as they all prayed for his quick recovery.

Many are just trying to cope with what happened and trying to understand why someone would shoot their friend. 

"Just very friendly and easy to work with, he's great musician and I really haven't heard anyone speak badly of him," said Scott Tuomi, a friend and choir director.

It was Wednesday night when Portland police found Tierney suffering from multiple gunshot wounds along I-205 near Division Street. 

He was on his way home from choir practice when that shooting happened.

Police are still baffled by the whole thing because they don't know where he was when he was shot or who shot him and why.  

A family friend tells FOX 12 that Tierney is slowly recovering and even mouthed the words "I love you" to his wife.

Tierney's friends are jumping into action to try and help his wife and 2-year-old daughter.

A fund has been set up under Tierney's name at the St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church at 1704 NE 43rd Avenue, Portland. Phone number is 503-284-7141.

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