Last year’s gang-related shooting that killed Ramiro Muñoz, Jr. has not been forgotten by his family. His brother-in-law and wife who saw him die at the September family reunion are continuing their monthly peace marches to raise awareness of violence in their community.
The victim’s wife Raquel Muñoz says she wants to be heard: “The investigation is dragging, but I understand it’s a process.”
Muñoz’s husband, Ramiro, was shot and killed on Sept. 23 following an argument. A man came to the family reunion creating a scene with Muñoz’s brother, Roberto Alvarez. After being asked to leave, the man brought two men to the park where they fired shots and killed Ramiro.
Muñoz said her husband was trying to protect their children.
Both Ramiro and Alvarez had prior gang affiliation. Muñoz says everyone makes mistakes especially when they’re young. That includes her husband. He was affiliated with area gangs when he was 18-21-years-old. Ramiro was 40 when he was killed.