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Gabriel Jordan Early

Age 9

Savannah, Georgia

Lost: “A child of exceptional intellect”

Just 9 years old, he made up his own songs, including beatboxing. He also liked math, physical activity and video games.

A student at Sarah Mills Hodge Elementary School, he was described as “a child of exceptional intellect” who gave his big family of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins “unspeakable joy.”

Gabriel Jordan Early was with that family on Thanksgiving, Nov. 22, 2018, in Savannah, Georgia, when he was accidentally shot by an unnamed adult relative. He died at a local hospital. Police said there was “no apparent malicious intent,” but that the case would be referred to a grand jury.

By Disha Chatterjee · Age 14
Meet the Reporters

More than 100 diligent students

Ryan Amadeo Dela Cruz

Gone, two weeks shy of graduation

Lorenzo Moore-Vaughn

About to start his senior year

Shondricka J'Nay Adams

Celebrating one night, gone the next

Jayden Fondeur

His older brother found him first

Jontae Billups-Brooks

An athlete and a music lover

Caydence Nicole Painter

Reading, dancing, playing. Siblings shot together.

Favian Isiah Carrillo Duran

Respectful, shy teen did grandma’s chores

Telvin Goll

He wished for the American Dream

Amariah C. Emery

On her T-shirt, a peace sign

Jon-Marvin Revels Jacobs

He was on his way home

Xzariah Denecca Rice

Her father died in her arms

Martez Christopher Wade

“He wasn’t a statistic,” said mom

NeQuacia Porsha Jacobs-Lewis

High school graduation, diploma, career — gone

Jonathan David Freeman Jr.

Debated anything, from music to Deflategate

Kevin Wilson Jr.

Star athlete with a bright future

Kaileigh Lin Collier

Was “more beautiful than she knew”

Martin Duque Anguiano

An ambitious, bright boy, senselessly killed

Francisco Puentes

Mom never received the happy news

Ezekiel James Griego

Graduated high school, had promising future

Manuel Lopez Jr.

High school senior set to graduate