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Mina Kim

Age 11

Silver Spring, Maryland

The artist with cat-eye glasses

She wore wide-framed, cat-eye glasses, black with white tips. She went to Argyle Middle School in Silver Spring, Maryland.

The 11-year-old was an artist and a sister, and during a candlelight vigil held in honor of her and her brother, artwork lay next to their portraits: two white swans with multi-colored tails, a drawing of a LEGO girl with her tongue sticking out, holding a pencil and wearing glasses and a shirt studded with perfect circles.

Mina Kim was shot and fatally wounded on Sept. 17, 2018, in Silver Springs by her father. Her mother and brother were also killed.

By Willow Taylor Chiang Yang · Age 16
Meet the Reporters

More than 30 artists

Lia Lin Collier

A light, “unrelenting joy” extinguished

Peyton Nicole Hurt

Still helping others, even in death

Ricky Ryon Willis III

YouTuber was destined for great things

James J. Springer III

“The man” who never grew up

Zachary Mulford

Summer job turns into winter grief

Lashonda Sharreice Childs

A beautician who cried for help

Joaquin Oliver

A poet silenced, a brother missed

LaMar De’Shawn Foster

Son will live without his father

Jesus G. Reyes

Skateboarder inspired others with his art

Jaden Christopher Salois

Loved rap, then his song ended

Jamie Marie Kernop

Loved her Polaroid camera, sunsets, and sunflowers

Andy Kim

Fourth-grader with an artistic, gentle spirit

Fermin Alonso-Alonso Jr.

No more beautiful things to make

Shana Lorraine Fisher

16 for only a few days

Aric Whaley

He helped his neighbors shovel snow

Londyn Faith Strawn

Gymnast, artist, proud owner of Buttercup

Jordan Anthony Coleman

Recent grad with a passion for art

Rickey J. Nelson

Wanted to be a role model

Dijonae Amaya White

She made art and beautiful things

Imajea Holmes

The beautiful girl from Enchanted Lane