The family of an eight-year-old boy who was killed earlier this week when a gunman opened fire in his Californian primary school classroom has remembered him as their “family angel”.
Jonathan Martinez was one of two students hit by gunfire when Cedric Anderson entered the special education classroom of his estranged wife, 53-year-old Karen Elaine Smith, on Monday morning.
Anderson reportedly opened fire without saying a word, killing Karen Smith, before taking his own life.
Jonathan and another nine-year-old student were behind their teacher at the time and were hit. Jonathan was rushed to hospital but died before entering surgery.