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Pernell Richardson

Age 17

New Orleans, Louisiana

His sister misses him every day

He had attended both Abramson Sci Academy, one of the highest-performing schools in New Orleans, and Travis Hill School, a high school located within the New Orleans jail.

His closest friends and family, including his adoring older sister, said he had a “good heart.” They called him “Manny.”

On April 14, 2018, Pernell “Manny” Richardson, 17, died in a shootout that took place on North Prieur Street and Franklin Avenue in New Orleans. He was found inside a car with multiple gunshots wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

By Yasmine Chokrane · Age 15
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.