The family of 13-year-old Gabriel Martinez is trying to find peace in their hearts after a drive-by shooting left the boy dead over the weekend.   

It happened early Sunday morning in the 300 block of Palfrey on the city's Southeast Side. 

According to the police report, Martinez (pictured) was out in the driveway of the home getting his mom’s purse from the trunk of the family car when the shooting happened.

Martinez was a seventh-grader at Rogers Middle School, in the San Antonio Independent School District.

Extra district police officers were on hand to make sure students and parents felt safe and secure as school was let out Monday afternoon. 

Also, grief counselors were also on campus to help classmates and staff at the school cope with Martinez's sudden death. 

Rogers Principal Kristin Willmann described Martinez as a good student, with a very fun-loving spirit.

"(He was a) kid that (was) very happy walking down the hall," she said. "He's made a lot of friends here, and he (had) good attendance. He was a very good student in the short time that he has been here. His personality was (that he was) a very happy character and so he was able to make friends."

According to the police report, Martinez was shot at least twice from behind. 

Witnesses recalled hearing a words being exchanged and then four or five gun shots. 

No arrests have been made in connection with Martinez's death. Witnesses said the shooter fled in a 1997 Ford Expedition and was headed east on Palfrey.

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