8-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim identified as Martin Richard

Posted at 11:03 AM, Apr 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-16 18:36:29-04

(CNN) — The 8-year-old boy killed in the explosions at the Boston Marathon has been identified as Martin Richard, The Boston Globe reported.

The boy was at the event to watch his father race, according to TV station WHDH.

Richard’s mother and 6-year-old sister were recovering in a hospital after suffering serious injuries, the TV station reported. It said the boy’s mother underwent surgery for an injury to her brain and his sister lost a leg in the explosion.

Overall, three people were killed and at least 144 were hospitalized after two bombs exploded near the finish line of the marathon on Monday afternoo

No suspects have been identified in the case, which federal authorities are classifying as an act of terrorism.