Stop The Violence: Focused 17-Year-Old’s Life Cut Short By Drive-By

- By Bossip Staff

Your kid is a magnet school student in a business program for young women. Her hangout spot is the courtyard in your apartment building. She’s got a job and aspirations. You’ve done the necessary to keep her safe, right?

That’s probably what 36-year-old Lisa Baez thought about her 17-year-old daughter Cheyenne. Unfortunately, Cheyenne’s life was cut short on Sunday by a stray bullet aimed at some Harlem hooligans.

Cheyenne Baez, 17, collapsed outside 112 E. 128th St., leaving a trail of blood from the playground where she was struck.

The teen, a student at the Urban Assembly School of Business for Young Women, was pronounced dead 25 minutes later at Harlem Hospital.

“She told the friend she was with, ‘I’m cold. I think I was shot,’ ” said Taisha Velez, describing the heartbreaking last words of the popular teen nicknamed “Canela,” Spanish for cinnamon.

Sources said they believe a gunman in a van opened fire into the courtyard where Baez and friends gathered. Witnesses said several other men had snuck into the area through a fence just moments before shots rang out.

“It had something to do with [another girl and an] old boyfriend-new boyfriend,” a source said. “[Cheyenne] had nothing to do with it.”

Minutes after the gunfire, a 30-year-old man who had been in the courtyard was found on East 126th Street, a bullet in his thigh, cops said. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.

“[Cheyenne] was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” said neighbor Nancy Black, 55.

SMH. Can you imagine burying your child at 36? And living the rest of your life wondering what might have been? R.I.P. Cheyenne.


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  • Jaybugsmommy

    this world keeps getting worse. I cannot imagine the feeling of losing a child. That’s one thing I pray for nearly everyday, that I never out live my children.

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    • DollBaby101


      Keep it real, this is bad, but black fokes arent being burned and thrown in windmills anymore, people arent shitting on hay in castles anymore or walking millions of miles with no cars..


      the world DEFINITELY improves as time goes by

      we got a black Prez!

      C’mon don’t overexaggerate out of sympathy, that’s not the way to show sympathy.

      Just say ‘that’s a shame to have happened’ or ‘bless her soul’ or somethin’ but dont flat out lie and try to depress us even MORE for nothin’!!

      With Love

      *blinking really fast with sweet and tender smile*

    • Droppin it like its hot since 1986


      This is horrible that she has to bury her kid..a kid that was going somewhere with her life and seemed to have her plans in place..smh..RIP

  • WhyUsoFoul?

    sad story. Stop the violence. God bless and keep her soul and help her family through this tragedy.

  • Bunny(formerly Angel/UrHeiness)

    R.I.P died too young,too soon & the mother basically had her around that

  • boham

    Another beautiful, young life..gone too soon!! There’s so much senseless violence, and its so unfortunate that so many innocent lives are lost because of it. May God bless this young ladies family, and give them the strength they need to endure during this trying time in their life. RIP Canela

  • Kaylani

    This happened in boston last week too. A young mother only 21 was killed and her 2 year old baby. So sad. What is wrong with people!

  • tiny

    Such sadness. A parent’s worst nightmare, especially ours. This cycle of death just continues nonstop. You raise your children the best that you can, but yet there is still no safe haven. Our children aren’t safe in their own neighborhoods, away at college,on the playgrounds, at parties, jumping rope in the street etc. These lowlife monsters make me sick, if you want to kill each other we can’t stop you, but stop hurting the innocent!!! I pray for solace and peace for her mother. I feel your pain, and my heart weeps.

  • teara

    This is such heartbreaking news my heart goes out to the family because I know the feeling of loosing someone I lost my boyfriend September 1st and he was only 20 years old both lost their lives so young both with so much potential ……….its very sad it seem as though people just don’t value life anymore….but for the family god will get you through this

  • Cougar_Lover

    im going to need for these snitch made fools to run up on they target like men and handle the biz…shooting out the car like a raison cake funboy and then the person they hit couldn’t have been another murderer goon. it had to be a sweet young lady with an actual future…smh

  • heytheremami

    All of that over some chick? Smh

  • koffybrown

    This sad…another beautiful young lady who had a good future ahead of her….R.I.P and prayers to the family.Please stop the violence.

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  • MissPerfect

    shes beautiful. may god bless her and her mothers soul ! the worse thing is who cares if gang memebers were killing each other it would be fine but the majority of the victims are innocent bystanders smh

  • Miss Lady_The Boss

    Dollbaby101 you’re comment is riddled with errors. Yes, we have made advancements but we have taken some steps behind in being civil to one another. I would take walking a thousand miles without a car than being murdered in the street any day.

  • BBBEE25

    Aw such a beautiful girl. R.I.P. Cheyenne.

  • Malika Cosgrove

    this is wicked, man 17 years old she didnt even get to see the big world. i mean some people in this world is so crucial, its unbelievable. Whoever did that should be ashamed of theirself.

  • Sunshine

    She wasn’t at the wrong place at the wrong time…she was at the right place, her place. It was those FOOLS who were in the wrong place at the wrong time.


    oh God….tears are runnin’ down my face!!!

  • Kiani

    This is soooo sad.RIP lil mama

  • sunshine

    Call me crazy thats y i dont let my kids outside that much. Because it aint safe on your porch or at home anymore. God protect and hold this family in your hands, through this time of need. R.i.p

  • Greeneyedbandit

    God help us!

  • Laurie

    NY is a piece of sh**!

  • carlynyc

    Thats my bestfriend’s brother friend smfh

  • Curious1 aka I'm Just Sayin'

    Were the shooter losers also Latino?
    I didn’t think Latino’s did this kinda of random shooter mess.

  • It is what it is..........

    Sad how folks go to this extreme over a boyfriend or girlfriend when the reality is the person they are fighting or killing over won’t even matter to them in a couple of years as they are probably one of many folks they’ll be involved with over their life time…

  • It is what it is..........

    ..This type of shyt is ridiculous but the saddest part of it is these same clowns have more than likely done this type of shyt before and were allowed to continue this shyt because of the “no snitch” hood rule. We allow these types of idiots to victimize our kids and terrorize our neighborhoods because 1. We don’t snitch even when we see the crime go down in front of us and 2. When the cops try and arrest they azzes we stand up for they ignorant azzes..

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