Girl, 12, visiting from Michigan fatally shot on Chicago’s West Side

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CHICAGO — A 12-year-old girl visiting Chicago from Michigan was killed Thursday night.

She'nyah O'Flynn's aunt says she was funny, loved hip-hop, played soccer and was a straight A student.

She would've turned 13-years-old next month.

The Covert, Michigan, resident was returning from a cousin's graduation party at about 11:30 p.m. in the 4200 block of West Wilcox in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, where a block party was wrapping up.

Shots were fired into the crowd, and a bullet hit She'nyah in the neck as she held her one-year-old cousin.

She dropped the baby, but it was not injured.

She'nyah was rushed to Stroger Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Another cousin, 36-year-old Martell Bailey, was shot in the leg.

Police were in the area of Wilcox and Keeler during the block party, but no arrests have been made.

They say neither She'nyah nor Bailey were an intended target.

She'nyah's mother raced to Chicago in her pajamas after getting the call that she'd been shot.

She'nyah had visited Chicago each of the last three summers. Her family says they never thought she'd be in any danger here.  They have set up a GoFundMe page.

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