Arabian Gayles was the type of student who wanted others to succeed.

The 11-year-old sixth-grader at Lafayette Academy Charter School who was practicing for dance team auditions would refocus a distracted classmate or fuss at another who might not be living up to his or her potential.

But that drive to make the lives of others better was cut short early Monday when multiple gunmen opened fire on the Carrollton-area home where Arabian lived, killing her and wounding an 11-year-old cousin and 38-year-old relative.

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