Sangamon County Coroner: 11-year-old girl dies after shot in Chatham


CHATHAM, Ill. (WCIA) — The Sangamon County coroner said an 11-year-old girl is dead after she was shot Thursday.

In a news release, Coroner Jim Allmon said Destiny Kling was taken to the hospital for treatment. She was pronounced dead at 6:15 p.m. by emergency room staff. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday morning.

The Chatham Police Department got a call around 5 p.m. Thursday regarding a shooting at a house along Wintergreen Drive. Illinois State Police and the Sangamon County Coroner’s Office are continuing to investigate this shooting.

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