While the nation continues to mourn the victims of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. and other high-profile shootings, The Black Star Project sent out a newsletter earlier this month asking who will mourn the 505 victims of homicide, mostly black and Latino, killed in Chicago in 2012.
Of those killed last year, 108 were 19-years-old or younger. Gunshot was the No. 1 cause of death.
The Black Star Project honored the youth by printing their name, age, the date they died and cause of death. The statistics come from the RedEye Homicide Tracker.
Ten of the youth killed last year were from Austin:
Kentan Scott, 15, Dec. 20, gunshot
Devin Harris, 19, Oct. 31, gunshot
Alonzo Powell, 18, Aug. 18, gunshot
Richard Johnson, 18, Aug. 17, gunshot
Donata Gooden, 19, Aug. 12, stabbing
Quincey Simmons, 18, Aug. 1, gunshot
Akil Partee, 19, July 21, gunshot
Adeniyi Adesida, 18, July 5, gunshot
Heaven Sutton, 7, June 27, gunshot
Brandon Miles, 19, April 5, gunshot
The Black Star Project is urging people to ask the White House to work with the group to stop the carnage of black and Latino children in the streets of Chicago.