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Pedro Garcia Jr.

Age 17

Macon, Georgia

A musician. A brother. A friend.

Family and friends remember his childhood. He used to go to church with his sister, where they would run and play together.

He recently graduated from Central High School in Macon, Georgia. His parents were proud. He produced hip-hop and rap music under the name “GC Dro.” He was a loyal friend, and those who knew him say he did what he could to keep loved ones “out of trouble.”

Still, trouble found him. On September 18, Pedro Garcia, Jr., 17, was shot, in what the sheriff said was an altercation or robbery.

By Hannah Rosman · Age 18 and Sarah Emily Baum · 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.