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Photographing gang violence

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The family of the two boys who perished in a fire earlier this month that police are saying was a gang related arson allowed me to photograph the funeral yesterday from the back of the church. I tried to capture the sorrow of the people there that was a result of such a senseless act.

The family followed the boys' caskets out of the church.

This was sad enough but the topper was the call I got about a gang shooting in Malaga last night. I first thought that it was going to be a retaliation shooting for the fire but I arrived to find out it was at a memorial gathering for the boys. The first photographs included the mother and then her and her surviving son whom I had photographed at the funeral.

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