Shamiya Adams funeral in Forest Park

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By Terry Dean

Staff reporter

Hundreds of mourners gathered in Forest Park July 26 for the funeral of West Side youth Shamiya Adams, 11, who died July 18 from injuries suffered from a stray gunshot while attending a friend's sleepover in East Garfield Park.

News reports pegged the overall attendance at about 1,000 mourners. The funeral took place Saturday at Living Word Christian Center and the burial at a Forest Park cemetery. Attendees included Rev. Jesse Jackson and Gov. Pat Quinn.

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