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

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
San Bernardino shooting: Family shares photos of slain 8-year-old
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.

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