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Seth Hunter Veillon

Age 15

Paradis, Louisiana

Little sister’s help couldn’t save him

He was a compassionate and loving older brother to his sister, known for making her smile and laugh. He would occasionally help her off the bus after his day at Hahnville High School, where he was pursuing his dream of becoming an engineer. At night, he would relax and play video games.

One night turned deadly, though, when his father allegedly pulled a handgun on his family.

Seth Hunter Veillon, 15, was shot by his father in Paradis, Louisiana, on April 22, 2018. His mother, also shot, was in critical condition when Seth’s sister, 9, had to flag down help, believing her whole family was dead.

By Emma Presnell · Age 16
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