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Mom of man killed in unsolved 2013 Portland shooting: 'I just want justice served'

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Dante Young, photo from Portland Police Bureau Dante Young, photo from Portland Police Bureau
Dante Young, photo from Portland Police Bureau Dante Young, photo from Portland Police Bureau
Deadly north Portland shooting scene, Oct. 7, 2013 Deadly north Portland shooting scene, Oct. 7, 2013
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Two years after 33-year-old Dante Young was gunned down in north Portland, his family is still searching for answers.

Young was shot and killed the afternoon of Oct. 7, 2013. No one has been arrested for the killing.

On Wednesday, police again highlighted a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the case.

"All I want and any mother would want is just justice," said Young's mother Pamela Cyrilien. "I'm looking for justice to be served."

The shooting happened in the middle of the afternoon on the 9500 block of North Burr Avenue.

Cyrilien said she doesn't know why someone would have shot her son and police have not released a possible motive.

Investigators said a large group of people ran away from the area before police arrived. Detectives believe those witnesses may have information critical to the investigation.

"Whatever the reason was, I just want justice served, bottom line," Cyrilien said.

Young left behind two children, who are now 10 years old and nearly 3 years old. Friends said he had moved to Portland within the previous year from Texas to be closer to his children.

Cyrilien said his youngest child looks and acts just like his dad.

"It's not fair for him to not have a father," she said.

Cyrilien said Young's birthday and Oct. 7, the day he was killed, are the hardest reminders of what happened to her son.   

"It's not a nightmare, it's not a dream, he's really gone," she said.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $1,000 in this case. Tips can be left online at crimestoppersoforegon.com or by calling 503-823-HELP.

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