The child who was killed in the bombings that erupted in Boston on Monday afternoon has been identified as Martin Richard, an 8-year-old boy who was watching the marathon with his family.
Richard was identified by the Boston Globe through a series of tweets late Monday evening. According to the Globe, Richard was waiting near the finish line with his sister and his mother, Denise Richard, as the boy's father, William Richard, ran in the race. Denise Richard and her daughter, who has not been identified, are reportedly being treated for "grievous injuries," according to the Globe.
Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA), a friend of the Richard's family, later corrected the initial reports that the boy's father participated in this year's race. Although he's run in previous years, the father was just a spectator this year.
A candle was placed outside the Dorchester home of the family on Monday while the word "Peace" was written in chalk on the front sidewalk, the Associated Press reported.
Update: This post has been updated to indicate that Richard's father did not particpate in this year's Boston Marathon, which was noted by Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA).