Family, friends and neighbors gathered near the crime scene to remember Filimon Lamas and his 4-year-old son, who were killed in Saturday's shooting spree. Lamas' wife, Gloria Jiminez, and two of their other young children were also shot. They were recovering at the hospital. A fourth child was not hurt.
Police say the shooter, 55-year-old John Desmond Moses, held a grudge against the family and took his own life after setting his house ablaze. Moses rented a back house on the same property as the family.
On Wednesday, neighborhood pastors asked the community to unite in peace and support for the Lamas-Jiminez family.
"The candles burn, a flicker of hope that out of this tragedy some modicum of peace and unity could come. But right now, we're mourning, we're hurting, all of us," said Pastor Lewis Logan.
Community groups and police have set up memorial funds to help the family deal with funeral and medical costs.
The Hawthorne Police Department has a Jimenez/Lamas Donation Fund for the family. The department said donations can be made at any local Wells Fargo Bank branch, or by calling the Hawthorne Wells Fargo branch at (310) 973-6279. The account number is 4122412588.
The Inglewood Police Department also has established a fund to assist the family. Donations can be made at:
ICE Federal Credit Union
One West Manchester Blvd, Suite 603
Inglewood, CA 90301
The Lamas Family Donation Fund: Account No. 5223