MAPLE HEIGHTS -- Friends of Briana Bryant said the 15-year-old girl had a bubbly personality and a radiant smile.
The straight-A student would try to make others laugh between classes at Maple Heights High School, friends said. She liked history, Spanish, and the Cleveland Browns, primarily because she had a crush on wide receiver Braylon Edwards.
But her life was cut short Thursday.
Police said the Maple Heights sophomore died from injuries sustained after she was shot in the abdomen. Police said it's possible that Briana was shot accidentally. The incident was originally reported as a home invasion to police by some witnesses, but investigators determined otherwise, according to a press release from the department.
Two teens face charges in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court related to the shooting. One boy, 16, has been accused of being delinquent by way of murder and illegally having a gun. Another boy, 15, is accused of being delinquent by way of tampering with evidence.