SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA.com) — Family and friends are mourning an 8-year-old boy who was killed in the crossfire of an apparent murder-suicide plot that was carried out inside of a classroom at an elementary school in San Bernardino.How Does The Coronavirus Mutate? It's Just A Series Of Mistakes
Family members say Jonathan Martinez – who was struck by gunfire Monday morning as he hid behind his teacher, Karen Elaine Smith, who was the target of her estranged husband, Cedric Anderson – suffered from Williams syndrome, a genetic heart condition.
Anderson fired six rounds, subsequently killing Smith and wounding Martinez and another male student at North Park Elementary School.READ MORE: Explosion In Underground Electrical Vault Sends Manhole Cover Flying Into North Hollywood Apartments
Paramedics airlifted the boys to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where Martinez later died.
The other 9-year-old boy remains listed in stable condition. His identity has not been released.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to assist the Martinez family. To donate, click here.MORE NEWS: Jacqueline Avant, Wife Of Music Executive Clarence Avant, Found Shot To Death In Beverly Hills Home Invasion
A candlelight vigil for Martinez was set to be held at North Park tonight at 7 p.m.