Vigil held for teen who had open heart surgery after stabbing

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A 16-year-old boy is recovering this week from open heart surgery after he was stabbed int he chest in a Roseville park.

Zachary Martin was rushed to the hospital after he was stabbed at the gazebo in the upper chest. Witnesses said Martin and the suspect were arguing when the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed him.

On Tuesday, family friends and classmates gathered to hold a candlelight vigil and hope for peace.

Most of the people attending the vigil know Martin from school and weren't even there when the stabbing took place.

Police said Martin was in a fight with the other teenager over rumors being spread about his girlfriend.

"We have a kid fighting for his life and another who faces attempted murder charges," Hamilton said.

On Tuesday, the message is peace and recovery.

FOX 2 learned the Martin family was at the hospital with Zach and were watching the vigil via Facebook and they were touched by the show of support.