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Serenity Latrice Roby-Williams

Age 18

Kansas City, Missouri

A future scientist and beloved sister

The senior at DeLaSalle High School hoped to one day become a forensic scientist -- a career at which her teachers said she would excel..

She loved listening to music, especially Beyonce, Avery Wilson, and Joel Adams. She was one of nine siblings and had just recently celebrated a milestone birthday: her 18th.

On an autumn afternoon, a group of people surrounded her on East 114th Street, near Longview Road. They were tending to her injuries. Serenity Latrice Roby-Williams died of gunshot wounds on Oct. 20, 2018, in Kansas City, Missouri.

By Allison Rapp · Age 19
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