Chicago girl shot dead after celebrating 12th birthday when family caught in ‘gang shooting’ crossfire

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By Matt Mcnulty, Daily Mail

A young girl died on her 12th birthday, while still wearing her pink birthday sash and tiara, after she was hit by a stray bullet in a gang related shooting as she and her family returned home from a restaurant, authorities said.

Nyzireya Moore was pronounced dead shortly before noon on Friday, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office and police said.

She had been in critical condition at Comer Children’s Hospital with severe brain injuries since Tuesday night’s shooting in the city’s West Englewood neighborhood.

Nyzireya was on her way back from a birthday dinner with her family when she was shot.

She was in the passenger seat of a family member’s car when three men fired on another vehicle and a stray bullet struck her in the back of the head, police said.

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