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In this photo from Jan. 20, 2014, Dinyal New, center, mother of Lamar Broussard, who was killed Sunday with his best friend Derryck Harris, both 19, mourns the loss of the second son to have been killed this year, at the scene of the killing on Longfellow Avenue in Oakland, Calif. Lee Weathersby III, 13, New's other son, died on Jan. 1 after having been shot as he walked home from a New Year's Eve party. (AP Photo/The Oakland Tribune, Laura A. Oda)

In this photo from Jan. 20, 2014, Dinyal New, center, mother of Lamar Broussard, who was killed Sunday with his best friend Derryck Harris, both 19, mourns the loss of the second son to have been killed this year, at the scene of the killing on Longfellow Avenue in Oakland, Calif. Lee Weathersby III, 13, New's other son, died on Jan. 1 after having been shot as he walked home from a New Year's Eve party. (AP Photo/The Oakland Tribune, Laura A. Oda)

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