For victims’ families, a moment of tragedy means a lifetime of grief

Lourdes Reyes hugs the headstone of her son, George Gabriel Jr., a Marine on leave who was shot and killed in his car as he was waiting for a parking space at Reyes’ apartment building three years ago. “What I hope is, I just want justice,” Reyes says. (Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times)
Lourdes Reyes hugs the headstone of her son, George Gabriel Jr., a Marine on leave who was shot and killed in his car as he was waiting for a parking space at Reyes' apartment building three years ago. "What I hope is, I just want justice," Reyes says. (Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times)

For the loved ones of gun-violence victims, a moment of tragedy can mean a lifetime of pain and a search for justice.