Portland Police have released the names of the victims from last night's hate crime attack on the Hollywood MAX line. From the PPB:

The two victims who were killed in Friday afternoon's attack have been identified as:

* 53-year-old Ricky John Best of Happy Valley, Oregon

* 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche of Southeast Portland

Best died at the scene and Namkai Meche died at the hospital.

The victim who was injured in the attack has been identified as 21-year-old Micah David-Cole Fletcher of Southeast Portland. He remains in a Portland hospital being treated for serious, but not believed to be life-threatening injuries.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner is conducting autopsies on Best and Namkai Meche today; results are not expected until later in the afternoon.

The mother of one of the deceased heroes, Namkai Meche, tweeted the following:


Don't forget there is a candlelight vigil tonight Saturday May 27, from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm 6:30 pm-8:30 pm, at the Hollywood/Northeast 42nd Avenue Transit Center MAX Station, 1410 NE 42nd to honor the heroes who gave their lives to fight against racism. Salute their bravery.

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Police are still searching for witnesses including anyone who left yesterday's scene. If you have any information, please call Detective Michele Michaels at 503-823-0692.

UPDATED 3:20 PM: