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Ta'Sean Hamion Gray

Age 18

Braddock, Pennsylvania

Full of energy, with great personality

He was described as “full of energy and having a great personality.” His cousin called him “young and vibrant.” 

According to Stop the Killing, Embrace Life, a community group in Pittsburgh, he was a student at Woodland Hills High School, where five students were gunned down in 2017.

Ta'Sean Hamion Gray, 18, was fatally wounded in a drive-by shooting on Sunday, Dec. 30. But his body was not found until Monday morning. “Guns, that’s not the ticket,” his cousin said. “If you got a problem with someone go to them, don’t gun them down like they’re roadkill.”

By Ava Uditsky · Age 16
Meet the Reporters

More than 200 friends

Saniyah Monee Nicholson

Funny faces and pigtails no longer

Tyrese A. Jones

He was beloved at his school


Shot while walking down the street

Kameron Johnson

He dreamed of college and cars

Kameron Porter

Domestic violence ends a stepson’s life

Jacob Matthew Edwards

A survivor, full of heart. Gone.

Corey Donald II

He had just started barber school

Floyd Chianti Davenport IV

“Baba stay woke...Baba stay woke!”

Kelvion’te A. Trammell

Engine still running, no life left

Clinton Howell

A daily trip that turned deadly

Jayvone J. Shackelford-Bishop

Friends together like Lilo & Stitch

Joel Keshon Green

An interrupted trail of Facebook photos

Fernando Perez

“What is it going to take?”

Delametric Djuan Fairley

Never got to make travel plans

Moltere Charles Jr.

#TGFAD — Thank God for another day

Oliver Santos

Big smile stolen on Saturday night

Darryl Lamar Johnson

A family visit. He never left.

Xavier Montrail Thomas

Candles flicker against darkness for Zay

Samuel Ozuna

Always respectful, loved by his friends

Romane D. Taylor Jr.

Intelligent and playful, beloved by buddies