Coroner: 15-year-old girl fatally shot in Gary

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GARY, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old girl has been fatally shot in Gary.

The Lake County coroner’s office in northwest Indiana says Daja Brookshire was pronounced dead shortly before 11:30 p.m. Sunday at Methodist Northlake Hospital in Gary.

The girl’s death has been ruled a homicide. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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