Parents of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin in Fla.

AP News
Posted: Nov 29, 2014 1:50 PM

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The father of a black Missouri teen killed by a white policeman has gotten words of comfort from a Florida couple whose unarmed son was also shot to death.

Michael Brown Sr., whose 18-year-old son Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri, in August, attended a prayer vigil Friday night in Miami Gardens. He met with Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, whose 17-year-old son Trayvon Martin was killed in 2012 by a neighborhood watch volunteer.

Both killings sparked protests and accusations of racism.

Tracy Martin told Miami television station WFOR he offered Michael Brown Sr. encouragement and told him "God has his hands on the situation, and he's gonna be OK."

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The vigil was part of the annual Gospel Explosion Concert hosted by rapper Flo Rida.