Transcript for Remembering Eight Year Old Martin Richard
And back to the news out of boston. All day today people sharing pictures of a little boy named martin richard. An 8-year-old who was killed in the bomb blast yesterday. His mother and younger sister were hurt too. Abc's linsey davis traveled to their hometown. Reporter: The big, brown smiling eyes of martin richard make the sorrow of what happened monday afternoon all the more palpable. The 8-year-old was known as a little league star. He was the fastest kid, just a marvel to watch Reporter: Friends say the family went to the boston marathon every year. But that first explosion ended martin's short life, sending his mother to the hospital with a serious head injury, his younger sister lost a leg. Neighbors in this close knit community are now grieving along with martin's father. I was outside with my dog. I saw him get out of the car. He was dressed in hospital scrubs and I said, oh, my god, bill, are you okay? And he didn't even answer me. Reporter: An outpouring of support and prayers for this family. In a statement, they say,y we thank our family and friends, those we know and those we have never met, for their thoughts and prayers. When we would see them, they would all be together, whether it was at church, going to school, on the sports field, they were a very active family, pillars of the community. Reporter: This community now reeling. Its compassion etched in chalk on the drive of the family home. Flowers await their return. The town's clock, frozen to mark that moment and the flag at half staff outside martin's school where teachers tonight describe him as an energetic young boy who had big dreams and high hopes for his future. A vigil is taking place tonight at the richards' family church. An outpouring of prayers for martin's mother and sister who remain in the hospital. In boston for us again tonight, linsey davis and amid
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