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Hannah Love Chote

Age 3

Whispering Pines, California

Left behind her small yellow doll

Black and pink shoes, a doll and an inflatable kiddie pool were in the yard of an emerald green house in Whispering Pines, California. They belonged to a little girl who celebrated her third birthday not too long ago.

She was visiting her grandfather for a while in Lake County with her parents. Although divorced, her father and mother lived together to take care of her.

One day, her grandfather came home to find that his house was eerily silent. Hannah Love Chote was shot dead by her father on the evening of July 24, 2018.

By Zoe Hsu · Age 16
Meet the Reporters

More than 80 infants and toddlers

Izabella Marie Helem

Brother shoots his sister by accident

Damion Little Jr.

By his mother’s side until death

Ke'Anthony Terez Jelks Jr.

He was well beyond his years

David Jermaine Hall

Empty seat in his mother’s car

Jason Garcia Perez

Three months from his first birthday


Ears ringing. Loud noise. Third accident.


The pistol was on the counter

Nyla Jones

Shot by accident, while with family

Paxton Reece Edwards

It seemed like a happy home

Owen Propes

Rosy cheeks, blue eyes. Only 3.

Kayleen Lor

She just wanted to help people

Aiden Martin

Cinnamon twists. Play-Doh. Accident. Bloody refrigerator.

Julien Gonzalez

The youngest infant at his daycare

Messiah Murphy

A wrong turn, a grandson gone

Kyrie L. Johnson

He was only 17 months old

Livia Robinson

Sweet Livia’s smile ended while sleeping

Mikayla Alina Walker

Champion won’t lift yellow sword again

Montreal Dunn

Picket fence couldn’t keep him safe

Malachi La'Velle Michael Barnes

His mom had birthday invitations ready

Moises Ramon Montano

He was resting in Mom’s arms