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Dae’Vion Charles Raines

Age 15

Duquesne, Pennsylvania

His little brother waits for him

He was known to bring a smile to everyone’s face. He grew up in a violent neighborhood, so he agreed with his mother on a list of places to stay away from because they were too dangerous.

His 3-year-old brother called him “Dae-Dae,” and waited every day for him to come home, eager to share his drawings from daycare. After it happened, he still waited.

Dae'Vion Charles Raines, 15, was on his way home when at least 15 shots were fired into the car he was riding in. He died of gunshot wounds on June 16, 2018, in Duquesne, Pennsylvania.

By Zade Mullin · Age 17
Meet the Reporters

More than 300 siblings

Ramand Kassadine Davis

Happy in his SpongeBob SquarePants jammies

Yaleah Hall

Sister, daughter, dancer, since day one

Elisha Amon Cole

Dreaming big, working on his portfolio

Lia Lin Collier

A light, “unrelenting joy” extinguished

Peyton Nicole Hurt

Still helping others, even in death

Ryan Amadeo Dela Cruz

Gone, two weeks shy of graduation

Rashaad Izil Wisher

One brother buried. Then another one.

Izabella Marie Helem

Brother shoots his sister by accident

Raydale Hill

Can no longer create his music

Jaquincy Jawan Ross

Wanted to buy her a scooter

Lorenzo Moore-Vaughn

About to start his senior year

Elijah Foster

Dope Boy Gang. One less member.

Kameron Johnson

He dreamed of college and cars

Jeremiah Ascencio

Last moments spent cradling his brother

Shondricka J'Nay Adams

Celebrating one night, gone the next

Ty'Dre Shyheim Hailey

She didn’t know it was real

Jayden Fondeur

His older brother found him first

Jontae Billups-Brooks

An athlete and a music lover

Rashiya Melton

Joins brother, leaves behind her twin

Caydence Nicole Painter

Reading, dancing, playing. Siblings shot together.