Kentavia Blackful was inside her home in Harvey when she was struck in the head by a stray bullet. She died the next day, which happened to be her 12th birthday. Sadly, Blackful and her family were putting the finishing touches on her birthday party at the time of the shooting.
Blackful was a fifth-grade honor student, the president of her school's student council and a member of the math and basketball teams.
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