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Girl, 15, fatally shot in Calumet City

A 15-year-old girl was fatally wounded Sunday night when shots were fired into a home in south suburban Calumet City.

Ashaya Miller was with a 19-year-old man in the kitchen area of a home in the 500 block of Ingraham Avenue about 9:30 p.m. when someone came into the gangway and fired shots into a window, Calumet City Police Chief Edward Gilmore said.

Miller was shot twice in the back, Gilmore said. She was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where she died at 11:13 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. The man who was with her in the kitchen was struck in the elbow and was also taken to Christ Medical Center for treatment.

There were about 10 people, including an adult resident, in the home at the time, Gilmore said. The people inside weren’t there for a party or similar gathering but they were just visiting with each other.

The shooting happened less than two miles from the girl’s home in Hammond, Ind.

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