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Funeral Saturday for Victor McClinton, Christmas Shooting Victim

The funeral for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department employee and founder and director of the Brotherhood Community Youth Sports League fatally shot on Christmas morning will be held at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Pasadena.

The communities of Pasadena and Altadena have vocally mourned the death of Victor McClinton, a beloved community volunteer and advocate who was innocently gunned down on Christmas day while caught in the crossfire of a shooting where a gang member sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Local leaders and officials spoke out at a rally, and a candlelight vigil and open time for grieving and processing the tragedy have also been held.

McClinton will be laid to rest on Saturday, Jan. 5 at Inglewood Park Cemetery, after funeral services take place at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church (2640 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena), according to Legacy.com.

McClinton founded and acted as director of the Brotherhood Community Youth Sports League, a non-profit that teaches children self-esteem and confidence through teamwork and other skills involving sports. He leaves behind his wife, two sons and five siblings.

Prosecutors could seek the death penalty in the murder trial of an alleged Pasadena gang member accused of fatally shooting McClinton and wounding another man in the shooting on Christmas Day.

Did you know Victor McClinton? If so, how did he affect your life?

Ken Shaw January 04, 2013 at 11:11 AM
Victor was a good person with a great heart. Victor was that person that got thing done. He truly was a person to look up to. He was a striaght shooter and didn't hold anything back. I really like would he stood for and what he was fighting for. In life we should all try to help as many people as we can just like VIctor. REST IN PEACE YOU WILL ALWAY BE REMEMBERED MY FRIEND ! KEN SHAW
Art Rennick January 04, 2013 at 05:29 PM
Much Love and Respect Victor. Rest in Peace. Many of us work for an employer, but what Victor was doing with young people is work for God. This world would be a better place if we had more men like Victor. Coach Art Rennick - Cathedral High School.
Harvey Fung January 06, 2013 at 06:29 AM
I met Victor when my son was only 5 years old at the Pasadena YMCA.Today, he is a better person because he taught him respect and treating everyone with compassion. Also, he picked me out from a crowd to be one of his coaches and taught me to be a leader and made the game fun for the kids. My son is now 22 years old and we will miss him dearly. Rest in peace as our family will always remember you for your love and what you did for the community. ~Harvey F.

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