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Jontae Hunt

Age 17

Chicago, Illinois

The Sunday roundup missed his story

On a Saturday night, a boy ventured out onto his block as light rain trickled through the branches of the large, overhanging trees.

Online, the boy was described as “very intelligent, thoughtful” and “beautiful” by his friends. In the newspaper, he would be one of nine names in a Sunday roundup of weekend shootings.

Jontae Hunt, 17, was shot in the hip at around 8:20 p.m. on Feb. 24, 2018, just down the street from his home in the Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Initially expected to recover, Hunt died at 9:32 p.m.

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Meet the Reporters

More than 200 friends

Saniyah Monee Nicholson

Funny faces and pigtails no longer

Tyrese A. Jones

He was beloved at his school


Shot while walking down the street

Kameron Johnson

He dreamed of college and cars

Kameron Porter

Domestic violence ends a stepson’s life

Jacob Matthew Edwards

A survivor, full of heart. Gone.

Corey Donald II

He had just started barber school

Floyd Chianti Davenport IV

“Baba stay woke...Baba stay woke!”

Kelvion’te A. Trammell

Engine still running, no life left

Clinton Howell

A daily trip that turned deadly

Jayvone J. Shackelford-Bishop

Friends together like Lilo & Stitch

Joel Keshon Green

An interrupted trail of Facebook photos

Fernando Perez

“What is it going to take?”

Delametric Djuan Fairley

Never got to make travel plans

Moltere Charles Jr.

#TGFAD — Thank God for another day

Oliver Santos

Big smile stolen on Saturday night

Darryl Lamar Johnson

A family visit. He never left.

Xavier Montrail Thomas

Candles flicker against darkness for Zay

Samuel Ozuna

Always respectful, loved by his friends

Romane D. Taylor Jr.

Intelligent and playful, beloved by buddies