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Justise Armoni Ledena Allen

Age 16

Las Vegas, Nevada

She did not even look hurt

She loved to dance, especially to Luther Vandross songs. Her family says her mere presence could brighten someone’s day.

A junior at Shadow Ridge High School, she was the second of seven children. Her father said that she cared for her family.

Justise Armoni Ledena Allen, 16, was shot and killed while walking down a neighborhood road with some friends in Las Vegas, Nevada. When her father went to see her at the coroner’s office, he said she looked at peace, like she wasn’t hurt.

By Morgan Deering · Age 18
Meet the Reporters

More than 300 siblings

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.

Jovontia Antonio Jones

A runner grieved by seven siblings