Alexias Carr, center, is supported by friends as she learns that her mother, Candace Carr, 41, was one of the victims in a fatal shooting on the Hilltop Sept. 19. Also killed was 60-year-old Lionel Adams, and a third person was injured. [Courtney Hergesheimer/Dispatch]
Alexias Carr, center, is supported by friends as she learns that her mother, Candace Carr, 41, was one of the victims in a fatal shooting on the Hilltop Sept. 19. Also killed was 60-year-old Lionel Adams, and a third person was injured. [Courtney Hergesheimer/Dispatch]

Editor’s note: This is the first in a four-part series about lives lost amid a spike in deadly violence in Columbus and other cities in 2020.

On a late summer afternoon on the East Side, a young Columbus woman escorted three children home to their apartment on Allendale Drive.

She didn’t bother to shield the eyes of her children as they passed crime-scene tape, flashing police lights and a white sheet covering the city’s latest homicide victim.

Elijah Lowe, 21, had been shot multiple…

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