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Abel Elijah Kane

Age 18

Pensacola, Florida

Surfer won’t see the beach again

He was a surfer; in his tribute movie, wide-open seascapes frame photos of him carrying a surfboard, playing soccer, hugging friends.

People loved him before and after. There were 33 family members at his memorial, and “more than 50” came to paint a mural in his honor. “His name is on that parking lot … his name is on that concrete,” his father said. “Anywhere we could put paint, his name is there.”

On June 27, 2018, Abel Elijah Kane, 18, was fatally shot multiple times at an apartment complex in Pensacola, Florida. His friend had needed a ride, so he’d gone there.

By Sara Stemmler · Age 16
Meet the Reporters

More than 300 athletes

Elisha Amon Cole

Dreaming big, working on his portfolio

Taveon Donte' Brooks

Basketball point guard, would-be rapper

Natwan Kian Holyfield

Supposed to go to homecoming, prom

Orlando Myron Anderson Jr.

He was so full of life

Sharon Castro

She always helped those who struggled

Avi Liam Franco

He loved to learn and explore

Zyhame Kila Jones

An artist, basketball player and car-lover

Kendrick D. Davis

Not quite clear on his dreams

Lorenzo Moore-Vaughn

About to start his senior year

Jeremiah Ascencio

Last moments spent cradling his brother

Vicente Valero III

He was a modern Renaissance man

James Alexzander Shorter

He’ll never taste grandma’s cookies again

Jayden Fondeur

His older brother found him first

Jontae Billups-Brooks

An athlete and a music lover

Ray Glasgow III

Bench wears jersey instead of captain

Ra’Quan Darius Jones

Didn’t get to see his GED

Ta Quan Pinkney

Bright future; gone too soon

Ricky Lamar Green Jr.

His children never saw him box

Jovontia Antonio Jones

A runner grieved by seven siblings

Brandon Nathan Tyson

Friday night lights end in tragedy