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Destiny T. Brown

Age 17

Cleveland, Ohio

A destiny and a girl, interrupted

Even at a young age, there were signs that one day her destiny would be caring for people: She loved babysitting her nieces and nephews. The youngest of seven, she had recently graduated from Job Corps, receiving her certification as a medical assistant.

She was the “sweetest person, lovable, real goofy, she loved to laugh, she always had a big smile on her face," said her sister, Alexis Meyers.

Destiny T. Brown, 17, was shot while sitting in the passenger seat of a car. She died three days later on March 4, 2018, at University Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.

By Caroline Peacore · Age 16
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.