A family is mourning the loss of two of its own. Anel and Allysson Martinez died Monday.
A neighbor, demanding money, got into an argument with the girls' mother. When his demands were not met, he pulled out a gun. The two girls, Anel & Allysson, ran out towards the back of the house, but couldn't escape. The neighbor chased after them and opened fire. They were rushed to the hospital in the middle of a police standoff. Both were pronounced dead at the hospital.
A candlelight vigil was held on the Civic Center grounds on Tuesday. Donation drives were coordinated by several groups throughout Laredo in an effort to help the family of Anel & Allysson.
The Laredo Police Department promised a monetary donation to the Martinez family.
Funeral services are set for tomorrow.
Our thoughts are with the Martinez family.