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?