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Tristian Hutchins

Age 8

Houston, Texas

A nail salon trip turned tragic

He was in the middle of third grade. He filled his classmates with joy.

One evening, his mother drove to a nail salon with him and his two siblings, aged 11 and 5. The three kids stayed in the car while she checked on wait times. A few moments later, an 18-year-old opened fire on their car.

Eight-year-old Tristian Hutchins was shot in the head and his 5-year-old sister was shot in the leg on March 1, 2018, in Houston, Texas. Tristian died after a monthlong hospital battle. His memorial was held at Emancipation Park.

By Claire Chu · Age 16
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.