Brian Tierney, injured in mystery shooting along I-205, talks publicly for first time

Portland police say Brian Tierney, the 29-year-old opera singer who was shot a month and a half ago and found by his car on Interstate 205, spoke publicly for the first time Thursday about a shooting that has family, friends and police struggling to understand who was responsible and why.

“Whoever did this obviously has problems,” Tierney said, speaking at the Portland Police Bureau. “I really hope somebody out there saw something.”

Tierney was discovered by his car on the right side of southbound I-205, north of Division Street. Police got a call at 10:13 p.m. March 28. Tierney had been on his way home from his work as an assistant choir director at St. Michael All Angels Episcopal Church.

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He was shot more than half a dozen times and required reconstructive surgery

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