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Andy Kim

Age 10

Silver Spring, Maryland

Fourth-grader with an artistic, gentle spirit

He was a gentle, creative, 10-year-old artist who went to Westover Elementary School in Silver Spring, Maryland. He had just started fourth grade.

A candlelight vigil was held in honor of him and his sister. Artwork by the both of them lay next to their portraits: a jigsaw puzzle of fall colors, sailboats floating in an incredible ocean of blue, an elephant in the middle of a patchwork of pink and orange and green.

Andy Kim was shot and killed in his home on Sept. 17, 2018, by his father, who also killed his mother and siblings.

By Willow Taylor Chiang Yang · Age 16
Meet the Reporters

More than 30 artists

Lia Lin Collier

A light, “unrelenting joy” extinguished

Peyton Nicole Hurt

Still helping others, even in death

Ricky Ryon Willis III

YouTuber was destined for great things

James J. Springer III

“The man” who never grew up

Zachary Mulford

Summer job turns into winter grief

Lashonda Sharreice Childs

A beautician who cried for help

Joaquin Oliver

A poet silenced, a brother missed

LaMar De’Shawn Foster

Son will live without his father

Jesus G. Reyes

Skateboarder inspired others with his art

Jaden Christopher Salois

Loved rap, then his song ended

Jamie Marie Kernop

Loved her Polaroid camera, sunsets, and sunflowers

Fermin Alonso-Alonso Jr.

No more beautiful things to make

Shana Lorraine Fisher

16 for only a few days

Aric Whaley

He helped his neighbors shovel snow

Londyn Faith Strawn

Gymnast, artist, proud owner of Buttercup

Jordan Anthony Coleman

Recent grad with a passion for art

Rickey J. Nelson

Wanted to be a role model

Dijonae Amaya White

She made art and beautiful things

Imajea Holmes

The beautiful girl from Enchanted Lane

Kiara Lashay Brown

BFF lives “the life she can’t”