San Bernardino shooting: Family shares photos of slain 8-year-old

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
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The family of slain 8-year-old Jonathan Martinez shared photos of the young student.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- Eight-year-old Jonathan Martinez was standing near his special education teacher when both were fatally shot in a San Bernardino elementary school classroom. Jonathan's family shared photos of the boy on Tuesday.

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Jonathan Martinez, 8, is seen in an undated photo provided by family members.
Family of Jonathan Martinez

Jonathan and his teacher, 53-year-old Karen Elaine Smith, were shot by Smith's estranged husband, 53-year-old Cedric Anderson.

Jonathan and another student, 9, were rushed to an area hospital. Jonathan died before making it to surgery, while the 9-year-old was reported to be in stable condition after initially described to be in critical condition.

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Police officers investigate outside North Park School after a fatal shooting at the elementary school, Monday, April 10, 2017, in San Bernardino, California.
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Police said the children shot were not targeted and were likely struck by accident.

The shooting happened in a special needs classroom that included students from grades 1-4. At the time, the room held 15 students, one teacher and two adult aides.

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Jonathan's family set up a GoFundMe account for funeral expenses. To donate, visit https://www.gofundme.com/jonathan-our-family-angel-ngeljonathan.