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Jalis Jeremiah Anderson

Age 17

Greenwood, South Carolina

Stopped a minute, lost his life

He was a senior in high school, where classmates and teachers “spoke highly of the manner of person he was on and off the campus.

He worked at a local Little Caesars pizza restaurant, where his manager called him “hard-working, very reliable, and a pleasure to work with.” He belonged to the National Beta Club, an organization that promotes academic excellence. In the future, he planned on joining the Air Force. 

Jalis Jeremiah Anderson, 17, suffered multiple gunshot wounds in a shooting at the Stop-A-Minit gas station in Greenwood County, South Carolina, on Feb. 28. He died at the hospital.

By Tara Mobasher · Age 16
Meet the Reporters

More than 100 diligent students

Ryan Amadeo Dela Cruz

Gone, two weeks shy of graduation

Jo'Markius Fuller

Never to wear grandma’s scarves again

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

Christopher Johnson

Making others better versions of themselves

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