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Shooting death of Gary teen stuns family, puzzles police

Shooting death of Gary teen stuns family, puzzles police

Post-Tribune staff Daja Brookshire was bright, talented, positive and more, those who knew her said. Brookshire, 15, died late Sunday at the Methodist Hospitals Northlake campus after emergency room personnel worked almost two hours to save her. She had been shot about 9:35 p.m. Sunday as she stepped out of the back seat of her boyfriend's car at 7th Avenue and Adams Street, police said. Daja chose to sit in the back and let her friend ride in the front next to her 16-year-old boyfriend, police said. They had left her grandmother's house on the west side and were going to her girlfriend's grandmother's home. Her boyfriend told Patrolman Gerald Richardson that he...

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