Family demands answers after father is killed in triple shooting at South Gate bar

Gustavo Martinez's family has set up a GoFundMe for funeral services.

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Saturday, January 29, 2022
Family members seek justice after South Gate father killed
Gustavo Martinez's family has set up a GoFundMe for funeral services.

SOUTH GATE (KABC) -- Gustavo Martinez's family describes him as an entertainer, big-hearted and a loving family man.

"I can tell you that my brother is the proudest father that I know," said Miguel Martinez, Gustavo's brother.

Shortly before 3:30 a.m. on Jan. 22, authorities say they found a man dead inside a bar on Tweedy Boulevard in South Gate. The family confirmed it was Gustavo.

Gustavo was one of two men who were fatally shot that night; another one was wounded. There are no further details on them at this time.

It was a bar Gustavo went to often. According to family members, it's within walking distance to his home.

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According to homicide investigators with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, an altercation took place in the parking lot of the bar, resulting in gunfire.

The family has set up a GoFundMe for funeral services.

"My brother was a very loved person by everybody in the community," said Adriana Ruiz, sister of Gustavo.

Now, his family is hoping the community can help them in seeking justice. They're asking anyone with information about the case to contact the sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

Officials say they are still investigating.

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