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Architecture student at Baltimore Design School, 19, mourned after fatal shooting

Architecture student at Baltimore Design School, 19, mourned after fatal shooting

According to those who knew him, Victorious Swift was living up to his colorful name — in the fast lane on a path to success — when it all got ripped away.

The energetic 19-year-old was a member of the founding class at the Baltimore Design School and a talented architecture student set to graduate in June. He also was a boxer and mixed martial arts fighter, a tutor and student organizer with the Baltimore Algebra Project, and an aspiring singer and rapper.

The youngest of seven siblings, Swift was "like a sponge" with new information, said his mother, Victory Swift, who recalled him reciting Langston Hughes poems as a child. "If he wasn't writing music,...

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