The Inglewood and Hawthorne police departments have established two donation funds for the survivors of a shooting rampage in Inglewood this past weekend.
Investigators suspect 55-year-old Desmond John Moses attacked the family Oct. 20, killing 33-year-old Filimon Lamas and his 4-year-old son, Giovani. His 28-year-old wife, Gloria Jimenez, and two other young children were injured. Authorities believe they found the body of the gunman in the charred remains of his apartment, but an autopsy to positively identify him is pending.
The Hawthorne Police Department plans to hold a press conference at noon today to announce the Jimenez/Lamas Donation Fund. The press conference will be in front of Chips Restaurant in Hawthorne, which Lamas owned, according to Hawthorne police.
The Inglewood Police Department also created The Lamas Family Donation Fund to support the survivors.
Jimenez, who is in stable condition, released the following statement from the hospital, according to NBC LA:
"I would like to thank everyone in the community, the emergency responders and the doctors and nurses at UCLA for their ongoing support. It is a very sad time for our family and we appreciate your kind words and thoughts and quick response for our care. We feel blessed to have so many people there for us."
The Hawthorne Police Department says that donations can be made to the Jimenez/Lamas Family Fund at any local Wells Fargo branch to account number 4122412588.
Checks also can be sent to The Lamas Family Donation Fund, account number 5223, courtesy of ICE Federal Credit Union, One West Manchester Blvd., Suite 603, Inglewood, CA, 90301.