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2 charged in fatal shooting of 12-year-old girl who was celebrating her birthday

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CHICAGO — Two men have been charged with murder in the March fatal shooting of a 12-year-old girl who was out celebrating her birthday, according to Chicago police.

Malik Parish, 22, and Abdul Ali, 20, are both charged with one felony count of first-degree murder, among other charges.

Abdul Ali, 20 (left) and Malik Parish, 22 (right) (Chicago police)

The shooting happened on March 1 on the 2300 block of West 72nd Place. According to police, the girl, identified as Nyzieya Moore, was inside a vehicle and on her way home from celebrating her 12th birthday, when gunshots were fired. Nyzieya was shot in the back of the head.

She was transported to the hospital, where she later died.

Police said surveillance video showed three male offenders were shooting at another vehicle when Nyzieya and her family were driving by.

The offenders were in possession of a reported stolen vehicle when placed into custody, according to police.

Parish and Ali are expected in bond court Tuesday.

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