Kyra Young, or Keira Murdaa to friends, killed when gunman fires into moving car, causing crash in South Shore

Seventeen-year-old Kyra Young was killed and a man woun ded Wednesday evening in a drive-by shooting in the South Shore neighborhood.

At 5:03 p.m., three people were inside a red Chevrolet Impala driving west on 79th Street when someone inside a passing vehicle fired shots at them, according to Chicago Police. The Impala then crashed into a light pole in the 1800 block of East 79th Street.

Young suffered a gunshot wound to the body, and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she was pronounced dead at 6:33 p.m., police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Known to friends as “Keira Murdaa,” she lived in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side.

A 20-year-old man shot was shot in the face and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, police said. It was originally reported that he had died as well.

The third passenger in the Impala, a 25-year-old man, suffered injuries in the crash that were not though to be life-threatening, police said. He was taken to Christ, where his condition was stabilized.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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