15-year-old girl killed in Michigan City shooting

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (WLS) -- A 15-year-old girl died Tuesday night after someone opened fire on a car she was riding in, according to police in Michigan City, Ind.

Kamilion Jenkins, two adults and a baby were riding in a vehicle near Grace and Holliday streets just before 8:45 p.m. when police said someone started shooting at them.

Jenkins and a 28-year-old Cherita Wright were wounded. They drove to the Michigan City Police Department for help.

Two officers who were walking out of the station and paramedics who arrived shortly afterward tried to save both victims, but Jenkins died at the scene.

"I just wish it was me instead of her," said her father, Jose Jenkins.

Westville High School administrators said they are saddened by the loss of such a bright and wonderful young lady, who they said was affectionately known as "Milly."

"We are choosing to not focus on how this happened but on what a great student and friend that Milly was and more importantly, that she was a member of the Westville Blackhawk family. Milly is fondly remembered for her smile, friendliness and outgoing personality," said the school.

Wright was still in the hospital Wednesday evening.

The investigation is ongoing. No one is in custody.

Anyone who has pertinent information or surveillance video that could help investigators should call MCPD at 219-874-3221 or Lead Detective Cpl. Tim Baker at 219-874-3221 ext. 1075.
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