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Makiyah Lee Wilson

Age 10

Washington, District of Columbia

She left to get ice cream

She wanted to be an athlete. She was excited when she found out about professional female football players. She had just finished fourth grade and was expected to join the basketball team at D.C. Scholars Public Charter School.

She loved puzzles and was the last one to leave on field trips, including a recent one to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

On July 16, 2018, MaKiyah Lee Wilson, 10, was shot in Washington, D.C., by masked gunmen who fired indiscriminately into a crowd outside of her apartment building. Makiyah was headed to an ice cream truck with her sister, who was also shot.

By Ellie Klibaner-Schiff · Age 15
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