Izack Jimenez Garcia died after someone opened fire on his family, early Sunday morning inside of their car in East Palo Alto. His parents were also wounded, but they're expected to recover.
Their family gathered for a memorial service in Redwood City Thursday evening.
"You know it's hard for the families, hard for the parents to try to hold it. You know, it's their son," said Salvador Lopez, the victim's great uncle.
Police have arrested 17-year-old Fabian Zargoza for Izack's murder. Detectives believe Zargoza and another person shot at the family after mistaking them for rival gang members. Prosecutors are trying Zargoza as an adult.