A candlelight vigil was held last night for a father who was shot earlier this week protecting his 8 year old son from gunfire.
The shooting happened in Inglewood, California on Tuesday evening, when two suspects walked up toward 28 year old Frederick Martin and his son in their own driveway and began shooting. Martin shoved his son to the ground and was shot in the stomach and chest in the process. Martin’s son escaped with a minor wound to the leg and is expected to make a full recovery.
Family and friends held the candlelight vigil last night, holding hands and taking a moment of silence to remember Martin.
There is no known motivation for the shooting, and no reports of suspects being apprehended. And to make matters worse, Martin’s grandmother is criticizing the police for physically restraining Martin’s mother as if she were a suspect; police reportedly had Martin’s mother on the ground with a knee in her back.
Keep it classy, LAPD.