Cheyenne Mayor Patrick Collins is urging people to check in on each other following the recent losses of several Cheyenne teenagers.

So far this year, two Cheyenne teen girls have died in shootings -- 16-year-old Angelina Harrison who was shot while riding in a vehicle near Frontier Mall on Jan. 9, and a 15-year-old who was shot in the head at Lincoln Park on April 30.

Two Cheyenne teen boys have also died in rollover crashes -- a 17-year-old who rolled his car in the area of East Pershing Boulevard and Tate Road following a police chase on March 29, and a 15-year-old who was riding in a pickup with four other Cheyenne teens when the driver lost control of the pickup and rolled it in the alley behind Johnson Junior High School on April 20.

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"It is heartbreaking that so many young people are being lost at such a young age," Collins said Friday in his Mayor's Minute column.

Collins says he is hoping that people will take extra time to make sure the folks in their lives are doing okay.

"Spending time with those we know and love when they are vulnerable helps to prevent the unthinkable from happening," he said.

For more information about the fatal shootings and rollover crashes referenced above, check out our earlier posts:

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