Teen fatally stabbed during fight in Parkway Gardens, police say

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A teen girl was fatally stabbed during a fight that broke out on Chicago's South Side. (WLS)

A teen girl died Saturday evening after she was stabbed during a fight that broke out on Chicago's South Side.

Her family identified the victim as Dekayla Dansberry, 16. They said she was a freshman track star and cheerleader at Johnson College Prep.

"She was a loving sister, auntie and child. She did everything right. She did everything right. Her grades was always on point, every time," her sister said.

Police said the girl was stabbed in the chest around 7:30 p.m. at the Parkway Gardens Homes near 64th and King Drive in the West Woodlawn neighborhood.

She was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, where she later died.

Police said two suspects are in custody. Charges are pending.

Investigators have not released any information about what may have prompted the fight.
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