The West Side has lost a powerful young leader for justice. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Mendoza family as they mourn Gabriel "Dino" Mendoza, a beloved son, brother, cousin, uncle, and friend.
Gabriel has shown up for our community in so many ways over the years. If you would like to support his family in this difficult time, donations are accepted at:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/remembering-gabriel-dino-mendoza. Please note that this is the only donation site approved by the family.
If you would like to contribute to a meal train, you can sign up at https://mealtrain.com/7drr6n.
Friends and family are welcome to attend the funeral, which will be held at Klecatsky And Sons Funeral Home at 1051 S. Robert St., West St. Paul on October 21st, 12-4pm Visitation, 4-6pm Gathering with an open mic for loved ones to share memories. More information available here.
A candlelight vigil will be held Wednesday, October 19th at 6:00pm at Parque Castillo. Learn more here.
If you have information surrounding the shooting, please contact CrimeStoppers. Even the slightest detail can be helpful. Submit an anonymous online tip here http://www.crimestoppersmn.org Call CrimeStoppers 1-800-222-8477
The family held a press conference on October 18th to honor and remember Gabriel, call for accountability from those in charge of investigating his death, and seek justice. Watch the conference on Facebook, here.
A Facebook page has been created to organize future community actions. Follow Justice for Gabriel “Dino” Mendoza for updates.
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