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Teen fatally shot on CTA bus
Kiyanna Salter, 17, was on her way home with her 18-year-old cousin after visiting an aunt when she was gunned down at about 10 p.m. Sunday on the No. 71 bus at 7100 S. Woodlawn, relatives said.
A passenger touched the hand of another and the two began arguing, according to Salter's cousin, Jasmine Wilcox. One of the men left and fired through an open door, striking Salter in the eye. Wilcox said she held her cousin's hand and kept hoping she would wake up.
Police say Salter was not the intended target. Officers were reviewing the bus' surveillance camera and canvassing the area for witnesses.
Salter was a senior at Julian High School and had wanted to be a doctor. She loved dancing and liked to play basketball, according to relatives.
A woman who identified herself as Kiyanna's aunt said the 17-year-old stayed with her so she could attend Julian, and she rode the bus regularly.
“She was a bright, beautiful girl … they are killing our kids. You've got to experience this to know how it feels,” the aunt said.
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