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Lamir Harrison

Age 17

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

His niece now bears his name

He was the second of four children. His loved ones called him “Mir Mir.”  Turquoise was his favorite color, and he loved to play basketball.

One of his older sisters, Nashyna, said “he loved fashion.” She called him goofy and bright. He looked like his brother Lashawn, with whom he had an inseparable bond. “He was always a protector for his family,” Nashyna said.  

On August 3, 2018, while playing basketball with his friends, Lamir Harrison, 17, a student at Kensington High School in Philadelphia, was shot and killed. Nashyna named her daughter after him. She was born two days before Lamir’s birthday.

By Madison Hahamy · Age 18
Meet the Reporters

More than 300 siblings

Ramand Kassadine Davis

Happy in his SpongeBob SquarePants jammies

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.