A Southern California community is looking to heal in the face of a tragic school shooting that claimed the lives of a dedicated teacher and a young boy in San Bernardino, California.
Many gathered at memorial vigils following Monday's tragedy at North Park Elementary School. Outside the school, mourners left stuffed animals, cards, candles and other items in tribute to the victims.
Karen Elaine Smith, 53, was in her classroom for students with special needs when the shooter, later identified as her estranged husband, entered the room and aimed his gun at her. Jonathan Martinez, 8, was standing behind Smith and was also hit. He later died while on his way to the hospital. Gunfire also hit a 9-year-old, who was in stable condition at the hospital.
Below, photos of some of the touching tributes to the victims.