Bradley J. Samsel
Kansas City, Kansas
“We have lost a kind soul”
His Facebook cover photo quotes entrepreneur Ted Turner: “Life is a game. Money is how we keep score.”
Dimples stretched across his face when he smiled. The Tonganoxie High School senior was said to have “befriended those others ignored.” “As many of you know, we have lost a kind soul,” his best friend Kelsey Panick posted afterward on Facebook.
Bradley J. Samsel was shot and killed at the Chelsea Plaza apartments on Jan. 7, 2019, in Kansas City, Kansas. A classmate also was shot, but she survived. Panick sold shirts to raise money for Samsel’s funeral. “Fly high,” they read.