Neighbors organize fundraiser for slain Cypress Park brothers

Residents will hold a fundraiser next week to help out the family of Samuel and José Martinez, who were shot and killed late last month on Division Street while walking to their Cypress Park home. The suspects asked the Martinez brothers, who were accompanied by a cousin, what gang they were from. But police said none of the victims of the Sept. 25 shooting on the border of Cypress Park and Glassell Park were associated with a gang.

The brothers were buried Friday following a mass at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Glassell Park.

The fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 13 in Glendale. Click here for details.


  1. technically they’re Glassell Park

  2. Do you know of any contacts for donations other than dropping by Shakey’s?

  3. are you kidding me?

    hey anonymous: two kids from the same family are dead (through no fault of their own). doesn’t really matter what the exact name of the neighborhood is.

  4. L.A.P.D Step It Up!

    Martinez Brothers were innocent residents of your District North East L.A.P.D Officers. And there is nothing mentioned in your website about this tragic event. And also North East L.A.P.D you didn’t even do a press conference.What a shame! I cannot understand how the L.A.P.D allowed these cowards to get away even though you were at the scene within a few minutes. I will like to see the police report on how the police officers conducted this crime scene and search. It is only obvious that the cowards that did this only live a few blocks away (detectives). There had to be witnesses too. A mother lost two sons in a terrible manner. Have a heart and stand up if you have information. I cannot see the North East Police Department or Community to allow these cowards to walk freely in our neighborhood. We all need to do our part to bring justice for the Martinez Family. Martinez Brothers Rest Peacefully!

  5. I have read this was a gang involved shooting. True or not? I don’t know. But I do know that LAPD does not want to give information when they are working a case so those criminals will not know information the police do not want them to have.

    And, after the shooting I guess 5:11 was not in Cypress Park. Police were around everywhere. And, they even stormed a couple of homes early in the morning with lots officers. I don’t think they found what they were after though. But they were out there trying to catch those guys.

    Police should have come out with some info. But they are working behind the scenes. You can guarantee that.

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