9-year-old boy killed 5 months after losing mother

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DENVER -- A Denver family is grieving after 9-year-old Amadeo Gallardo was killed in a car accident Tuesday night, just five months after his mother was shot and killed.

“I lost my daughter and I lost my grandson, but I know they are now together,” Lynda Zamarron-Cobos said at a memorial for Amadeo on Saturday.

The family said when tragedy strikes it brings them together.

“I hope it goes to show we’re well loved,” Zamarron-Cobos said. “We all have big hearts.”

On Tuesday, after watching fireworks with friends, Amadeo was killed in a car accident in Commerce City.

In February, Amadeo’s mother, Yvette Gallardo, was shot and killed. Both incidents are still under investigation.

“I’m just hoping that any mother or grandmother hold their children close because you never know when you’re going to lose that person,” Zamarron-Cobos said.

The family has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for funeral expenses.