Family Recovering After 4th Child Dies in Domestic Violence Incident

Family and friends of a mother and her four children who all were shot and killed are trying to recover from the tragedy.

The only child to survive a domestic violence murder-suicide in the Paradise Hills area of San Diego died over the weekend.

The family says nine-year-old Ezequiel Valdivia was declared dead Saturday night at Rady Children's Hospital after his family made the decision to pull the plug.

"He's probably been gone from us for a while," said Karl Albright, Rosario's brother-in-law told reporting partner 10News. "We were just using the machines to keep his body with us. But he has been upstairs with his family, watching us."

Ezequiel's father, Jose Valdivia, also shot and killed his sons, Enzi, 3, Zuriel, 5, and Zeth, 11, and their 29-year-old mother, Sabrina Rosario. Valdivia then turned the gun on himself.

The murder-suicide happened on Saturday, November 16 at the family's home on Flintridge Drive in Paradise Hills.

Albright says he is overwhelmed with what the community continues to do for their family.

"It's amazing how many people are coming together to do all of these things for complete strangers," Albright said. The family is now in the process of donating Ezequiel's organs. The boys and their mother will be buried together. "There's no pain, there's no suffering, no anguish, no anxiety. There's nothing. Pure peace," Albright said.

(Photo credit 10News/SDPD)

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