Family demands end to gun violence year after husband, father killedPosted: Updated:
Vanessa Ayala stands next to photos of her husband, Anthony Martinez, killed a year ago Sunday in a shooting. She's at a vigil in honor of him and other victims of gun violence on June 30, 2019.
Dozens gathered Sunday at the West Side Church of the Nazarene on S. Seneca to honor Anthony Martinez and other victims of gun violence. They are pushing for the city and state to find ways to prevent gun violence.
Vanessa Ayala watches a Christian rapper perform at a vigil honoring her husband and other victims of gun violence. Christian rap was her husband's favorite music.
Several children, including Anthony Martinez' kids, watch on as Vanessa Ayala speaks about their loss, frustration, anger, and hopes.
Friends of the Martinez family putting up photos of Anthony Martinez in happier times at a vigil honoring him and other victims of gun violence on June 30, 2019.