The victims of the worst mass shooting in Alabama history included members of the gunman’s family and passers-by apparently targeted at random.
They ranged in age from the 18-month-old daughter of his uncle’s neighbor to gunman Michael McLendon’s 74-year-old grandmother. There was a stay-at-home mother and a young family man trying to make ends meet.
Here are the stories of those killed in the rampage:
Lisa White McLendon
The gunman’s 52-year-old mother lived with her son in a one-story house in Kinston. She had recently been suspended from her job at a poultry plant and was found dead in the charred home.
James Alford White
The 55-year-old uncle of the gunman loved gardening and playing with his grandchildren. He was on his front porch when he was gunned down.
“There wasn’t a time I went by Alford’s house when we didn’t stick up our hands and wave to each other or stop and talk to each other,” said childhood friend and neighbor Archie Mock.
Virginia E. White
The gunman’s 74-year-old grandmother lived in a mobile home next to a home where five people were shot and killed. She was shot when she opened the door to her dwelling after Michael McLendon began shooting at those on the porch.
Tracy Michelle Wise
McLendon’s 34-year-old cousin was shot while visiting on her father’s porch. She was a former assistant city clerk and magistrate for Samson.
Dean James Wise
The 15-year-old high school student was Tracy Wise’s only son. He was also shot on his grandfather’s porch.
Andrea D. Myers
The 31-year-old was a loving mother married to a deputy who happened to be involved in the pursuit of McLendon. She was visiting her neighbors when she was shot and killed on their porch.
“She was a super mom,” said Josh Myers of his wife.
Corinne Gracy Myers
The 18-month-old daughter of the Myers was shot and killed with her mother on the Whites’ porch.
James Irvin Starling
The 24-year-old dreamed of working in Hollywood. The father of two was shot and killed while taking a shortcut on foot to his sister-in-law’s house near Samson.
The 43-year-old victim was described as a “terrific mother, a very smart person.” She was shot and killed at the Inland Gas Station in Samson.
Bruce Wilson Malloy
The 51-year-old “free spirit” and former motorcycle repairman loved racing go-karts. Malloy was in a car on a local highway when he was shot dead.