PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- Three of the six Prince George's County murders are unsolved. Police say none are connected, but all have been the result of gun violence. The half dozen murders this school year have left an entire community grieving.
"I feel their pain. I feel the parents' pain," Anthony Stanley said.
Stanley knows because his daughter was the first in a string of high school students, murdered in Prince George's County this school year.
"I hate the thought I lost my child."
Seventeen-year-old Amber Stanley was shot to death in her bedroom in Kettering at the beginning of the school year in August. The Flowers High School student was a model and hoped to attend Harvard.
Several weeks later, Central High School honor roll student Marckel Ross was gunned down on his way to class.
At a candlelight vigil friends described him bursting with love and life. Police are expected to make a major announcement on the case by next week.
"A lot of parents are suffering. Kids are traumatized. It makes me wonder when will it end?"
In December, 14-year-old Eliezer Reyes was killed in a drive by shooting. Police have solved the case and believe it was gang related.
Sixteen-year-old Marcus Antonio Jones, a Friendly High School student, was attending a birthday party last month when rival gang members showed up and shot him. Police arrested two people.
"I'm grieving myself and my condolences go to the parents. Just this week two were killed from Suitland High School. It's needless violence. It needs to stop," Stanley said.
Those two Suitland High School students are 15-year-old Chuck 'CJ' Walker, who was killed over a pair of shoes he planned to give to his girlfriend on Monday. Police announcing Wednesday they've made arrests.
And lastly, a mother dropped her son off at school for the last time, 18-year-old Aaron Kidd. She would never see him again. The Suitland High School freshman would not live long enough to see his child's birth, expected next month.
"The only thing they should have to worry about is grades, next year or who they're going to the prom with," Stanley said.
He added, "They are all around the same age. They have their whole lives in front of them and their dreams are wiped out. They need to find something else to solve their problems. Why you gotta kill? That's final there's no going back. It's crazy."