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Illinois, a little girl hit by a stray bullet and died on her 12th birthday party: reports

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An Illinois girl who was struck in the head by a stray bullet on Wednesday night while she was in her home, died on her 12th birthday, according to local reports.

Kentavia Blackful, was pronounced dead at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at an area hospital, Fox 32 reported, citing the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

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Blackful was gunned down at about 9 o’clock on Monday, the day before her 12th birthday, at her home in Harvey, which is about a half an hour out of Chicago, according to police.

Kentavia Blackful, who was hit in the head by a stray bullet on Wednesday night while she was in her house, and it died on her 12th birthday, according to local reports.
(Fox 32/Blackful, family

The girl’s grandfather was outside on the front porch when the gunman fired, sending bullets through the windshield, and aluminum siding, the tv station reported.

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The rest of the Blackful’s family was in the living room to watch the Chicago Bears game, and is putting finishing touches to her birthday party when the shots were fired, WGN-TV reported, adding that Blackful was sitting at her computer when a bullet struck her in the head.

Her family said Blackful, was the choice of a T-shirt for her birthday, and when tragedy struck. An Ambulance rushed her to a nearby hospital in critical condition, according to the report.

The sixth-grader, reportedly was an honor student and a basketball player, at the Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School. She was going to have her birthday party, playing basketball, and have a good party, WLS-TV reported.

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Police are still searching for the people who are in charge of it. A $3,500 reward has been offered for information in the case, according to local reports.

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