For one senior at Torrey Pines high school and his father, the police shooting of a 15-year-old student brings back memories of a similar tragedy.
The Hussains family lost their 15-year-old son in a suicide death years ago during a messy divorce and custody battle.
Iqbal Hussain and his son Nabil, a senior at Torrey Pines high school, know all too well what the mourning family is going through. Hussain says his son was under distress at the time.
"After he took his own life, other children at Lake Forest high school took their lives, in the same way of jumping in front of a train," the grieving father Hussain told NBC 7. "So I suppose I am asking the community to be aware."
A moment of silence at the student's memorial served as a poignant reminder to the Hussains family of their own grief.
"I am really sad and I have gone through a loss. My brother was the same age as that boy so it's really a shock to the community," Nabil Hussain said.
On Monday morning, students gathered at the memorial to pay their respects. Flowers, stuffed animals and notes describing the student as a "sweet soul" were left in his memory.
Nabil told NBC 7 he did not know the freshman who died, but says he was well liked by many.