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Cops: Girl shot, killed in Calumet City probably not intended target


Updated: April 20, 2013 6:20AM

A 15-year-old Hammond girl who was shot and killed Sunday night in Calumet City did not appear to be the gunman’s intended target, police said.

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 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 shot in the elbow and also was taken to Christ Medical Center for treatment.

A Monday autopsy found Miller died of multiple gunshot wounds and her death was ruled a homicide, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

About 10 people, including an adult resident, were in the home at the time of the shooting, Gilmore said, but they were just visiting and not having a party.

The shooting occurred less than two miles from the girl’s home in Hammond. She did not appear to be the intended target, Gilmore said.

The South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force was investigating.

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