In Harm's Way: The 10 Lives That Were Lost

Monday, November 25, 2013

Some of the youth killed by shootings from August 2012 through August 2013

Ten children were shot and killed in New York City between the end of August 2012 and August 2013. 

WNYC reporter Kathleen Horan spent 12 months listening to the legacy of their lives: paging through photo albums, talking to their families and friends. These are the young people who were lost. Click on their names or photos to be taken to their stories.



Age: 13

Died: August 2012

Borough: Brooklyn

Hobby: Basketball

Quote: "Who would do that to my child? He's not that kind of kid. He's not. I'm so hurt inside. No one understands what I'm going through. I'm hurt. My heart is hurt." —Tiffany Orr, Ronald's mother




Age: 17

Died: Sept. 14, 2012

Borough: Brooklyn

Hobbies: Goofy dancing, jokes

Quote: “I'm supposed to save people's children but I couldn't save my own. And that hurt. And I tried. I tried.” —Iasia Tyre, Kaiim's mother. Tyre worked for the city's Administration for Children's Services.




Age: 17

Died: Nov. 24, 2012

Borough: Brooklyn

Hobby: Class clown

Quote: “I knew someday this would happen. His mom told him not to be in the streets. He didn't want to listen.” —Ariana Roman, 15, Jorge's friend




Age: 17

Died: Dec. 28, 2012

Borough: Queens

Hobby: X-Box games

Quote: My son is laying behind that curtain dead. They didn’t even have the decency to clean him up,” said Granville.” —Shikara Granville, Xavier's mother




Age: 16

Died: Jan. 4, 2013

Borough: Manhattan

Hobbies: Baseball shortstop, class clown

Quote: This was Raphael. He was very playful. You know, he was too young to take anything so serious. Nothing was serious enough for him.” —Arlene Delgado, Raphael's mother




Age: 16

Died: March 2013

Borough: Brooklyn

Hobbies: Sleeping in, eating toaster strudels

Quote: Kimani is my 6th child, a very loving, playful, funny guy. —Carol Gray, Kimani's mother






Age: 17

Died: March 2013

Borough: Bronx

Hobby: Skateboarding

Quote: When he fell down, what was he thinking? I asked the Medical Examiner. She can't tell me what he was thinking, but I did want to know — Did he eat? Was he hungry? —Jenaii van Doten, Alphonza's mother




Age: 14

Died: May 2013

Borough: Queens

Hobby: Fashion

Quote: Anything I felt like I couldn't tell to anyone else, I could definitely tell to Asia. She gave really good advice.” —Nicolie Bunsie, D'aja's friend



 Kamau Chandler

Age: 17

Died: July 27, 2013

Borough: Brooklyn

Hobbies: Skateboarding

Quote: I always told him his heart was too big for his body.” —Cheo Chandler, Kamau's father





Age: 14

Died: Aug. 11, 2013

Borough: Bronx

Hobbies: Athletics

Quote: He always asked did his dad love him. I explained that his dad loved him but in his own way. I couldn't lie to my child.” —Shanise Farrar, Shaaliver's mother




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