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Slain Girl, 16, Was Good Student Who ‘Didn’t Deserve This': Mother

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Shaquise Buckner (courtesy: Katrina Goodwin)

Shaquise Buckner (courtesy: Katrina Goodwin)

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(CBS) — The 16-year-old girl killed in Chicago shootings this weekend was a high school sophomore who dreamed of being a forensic scientist one day, her mother says.

“She was a good child, she was smart,” Katrina Goodwin says of her daughter, Shaquise Buckner.

Buckner was killed in a drive-by shooting about 1 a.m. Saturday in the West Englewood neighborhood as she and a 20-year-old man were walking in the 7200 block of South Laflin Street.

A witness said at the scene he heard as many as 14 shots. Neighbors said Buckner’s companion may have been the intended target.

Buckner was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene. The 20-year-old was shot in the back and taken to Christ Medical Center.

Goodwin, the girl’s mother, said her daughter was on the honor roll in high school and was a big fan of television shows about forensic science. She had hoped to study the field in college.

“She didn’t deserve this,” Goodwin tells CBS 2’s Chris Martinez.

Community activist Andrew Holmes is offering a $1,000 reward for information that helps solve the case.

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