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Kayden Austin Samuel Smith

Age 14

New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania

He loved gaming and the outdoors

He grew up in Pennsylvania, where he spent time outside hunting, fishing, going to the beach, and camping. He had a big family: three sisters, four brothers, grandparents, a great-grandparent, and many nieces and nephews.

He was also into gaming. On his Facebook page, he would livestream videos of himself playing Fortnite, the popular battle royale video game. One of his videos has over 100 views. He shared clips of others playing Fortnite, too.

Kayden Austin Samuel Smith, 14, died from an accidental gunshot wound to the head on Jericho Road in Centre Township, Pennsylvania, on May 27, 2018.

By Allie Kelly · Age 18 and Hope Kahn · Age 17
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More than 50 gamers

Ryan Amadeo Dela Cruz

Gone, two weeks shy of graduation

Kameron Porter

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Clinton Howell

A daily trip that turned deadly

Ramon Enriquez Barragan

Born, raised, died in Garden City

Joseph Anthony Pintucci

Blue eyes, dimples and chubby cheeks

LaVell Whittley Jr.

Loved his blue and white jersey

William Jacaree Edwards

Turned in his football jersey forever

Da'quan Mahmund Albright

Never got to walk the stage

Tony La’Vonte White

He had dreams with childhood friend

Demonte Barbee

A fun soul, all about family

Kevin Israel Ortiz

After holiday, death on Black Friday

Taylor Nathan Talmage

Siblings without their bookworm brother

Derrick Smith

Gamer with a love of music

Gabriel Jordan Early

Lost: “A child of exceptional intellect”

Jose A. Rosario Jr.

One hundred mourners honored him

Ian Richard Olson

Life lost behind a sky-blue door

Chevy Jace Redus Christopher

Spent his final night with Grandma

Justin Ameer Garner

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Eddyson Isidor

The game is over. Rest now.

Benjamin Michael Workman-Greco

He’ll never get to marry Reagan