Cynthia Rangel says her 68-year-old father was a godly man who would stroll away to keep away from arguments.
“He taught all 4 of his youngsters to simply forgive,” mentioned Cynthia Rangel, 37.
Which is why she and her relations are baffled, she mentioned, as to why somebody gunned down Michael Rangel as he watered the garden at their Concord Lane dwelling in Riverside on Sunday, Nov. 5.
“My dad was a really peaceable man,” Cynthia Rangel mentioned. “He prayed daily.”
Riverside police have launched few particulars on the capturing, even declining to say the place the sufferer was standing when he was shot. No arrests have been introduced.
“We don’t have any updates proper now, however our Theft-Murder detectives are following up on leads on this investigation,” Officer Ryan Railsback, a Police Division spokesman, mentioned Thursday in an electronic mail.
Michael Rangel was a retired electronics technician and Military veteran.
He had simply completed lunch with some relations on Sunday when he went outdoors to water, as his daughter mentioned he did daily. Cynthia Rangel mentioned she quickly acquired a name from her niece, who was crying hysterically.
The niece instructed her that Michael Rangel’s spouse, who was within the storage doing laundry, heard gunfire, went outdoors, didn’t see something however her husband on the bottom, the water nonetheless working out of the hose.
Paramedics had been treating her father when she arrived, Cynthia Rangel mentioned. She mentioned she counted 28 shell casings on the bottom that got here from a high-powered rifle.
Cynthia Rangel made a obscure reference to the household having “enemies” however doesn’t consider there have been any present disputes. Her brothers at the moment are of their 30s and don’t dwell at that home.
She mentioned she hopes somebody with home-surveillance video that captured the assault will name the police.
“We’re ready to listen to from when the streets do speak, and we’ve not heard something that will carry justice and closure for our household,” she mentioned.