DORCHESTER, Mass. (WHDH) -- An 8-year-old boy from Dorchester was killed in the blast at the Boston Marathon. His mother and sister were also critically injured.
The family is very active in their community. Eight-year-old Martin Richard was at the marathon to watch his father race. There was no word on if his father had finished the race.
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Richard’s mother and sister were recovering in the hospital. Richard’s mother had surgery Monday night after getting a brain injury from the blast. It was reported to be a grace, serious injury. His 6-year-old sister lost her leg in the blast. There was also word that the family had a son in the fifth grade.