Richard Martinez (AP)

Father of Isla Vista shooting victim meets with Elliot Rodger's father

The two grieving fathers kept their conversation private, but continue to advocate for gun reform

Katie McDonough
June 17, 2014 12:22AM (UTC)

Photos released Monday capture a meeting between Richard Martinez -- father of Christopher Martinez, a victim of the Isla Vista massacre -- and Peter Rodger -- father of believed Isla Vista shooter Elliot Rodger. The two fathers said that they would prefer to keep what they discussed private, but have continued to channel their grief into calls for gun reform and said they hope "other families won't have to suffer as they both did."

ABC US News | ABC Celebrity News


Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at

MORE FROM Katie McDonoughFOLLOW kmcdonovgh

Related Topics ------------------------------------------

Gun Control Gun Violence Isla Vista Shooting Peter Rodger Richard Martinez Video

Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •