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Father of Isla Vista Shooter Meets Victim's Dad
updated: Jun 17, 2014, 10:15 AM

Photos have been released of the meeting between the father of Isla Vista shooter Elliot Rodger and the father of victim Christopher Martinez. The photos taken on June 1st in Santa Barbara, released by RALLY, an issue advocacy group, were broadcast by ABC News depicting Peter Rodger and Richard Martinez embracing one another.

Courtesy of Simon Astaire

Elliot Rodger, 22, went on a violent shooting spree in Isla Vista on May 23, killing six people and injuring 13 others before killing himself. Among those killed was 20-year-old Christopher Martinez while he walked into the IV Deli Mart.

Richard Martinez had spoken out against gun violence in the wake of his son's death during the memorial service at Harder Stadium. He chanted "Not One More" which launched a campaign to prevent gun violence from harming anyone else.

"We plan to work together so other families such as ours will not suffer as ours have," Martinez told KEYT. "This was a private conversation between grieving fathers who've reached common ground."

Courtesy of Simon Astaire

Martinez has since boarded a flight to Washington DC to fight for stricter gun laws, reports KSBY. He has meetings with lawmakers and with parents of other shooting victims.

Barbara Walters will interview Peter Rodger on an upcoming Special Edition of "20/20." The air date has not yet been released.

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