Three were killed from the terrorist attack at Boston Marathon Monday and more than 140 people were injured, authorities said a 8-year-old boy was the first identified fatality, USA Today reported.
Martin Richard, 8, was greeting his father at the finish line when the two bombs exploded, and the boy was pronounced dead at the scene, USA Today reported.
The second victim was a Massachusetts girl identified as Krystle Campbell. The third victim has not yet been identified, Washington Post reported.
The boy's father Bill Richard released a statement Tuesday, said: "My dear son Martin has died from injuries sustained in the attack on Boston. My wife and daughter are both recovering from serious injuries. We thank our family and friends, those we know and those we have never met, for their thoughts and prayers," Washington Post reported.
The FBI is investigating this "heinous and cowardly act" as an act of terrorism, President Barack Obama said Tuesday in a brief statement from the White House, CNN reported.
It is unclear whether this incident is deliberate or intentional nor who is responsible, President Barack Obama said, CNN reported.
The FBI has served a search warrant on a suburban Boston apartment, and Massachusetts State Police confirmed a search warrant Monday night in the community of Revere in the investigation of the bomb explosions, KARE 11 reported.
President Barack Obama said, "The American people refused to be terrorized because what the world saw yesterday in the aftermath of the explosions were stories of heroism and kindness and generosity and love," CNN reported.