Fathers of Santa Barbara shooter, victim meet

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SANTA BARBARA, CA – Two men, linked from different sides of the same tragedy.

Richard Martinez is the father of Christohper Martinez who was killed in the May 23rd UCSB shooting rampage.

Peter Rodger is the father of shooter Elliot Rodger.

The unlikely duo came together for a meeting earlier in June, and emotions were running high.

Both men suffering the devastating loss of a son are coming together for a common purpose: To make sure other families don’t have to go through the same pain.

The photos were released as the two coped with their first Father’s Day since the shooting.

No details were shared about their conversation, but sometimes a picture really is worth 1,000 words.