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Murdered: Destiny McClain

Murdered: Destiny McClain

At around 3:30 am on July 18, 2021, 23-year-old Destiny McClain and a crowd of others stood in line at a Phoenix taco truck, waiting to order food. Out of nowhere, shots were fired, and Destiny was hit in the chest. Despite life-saving efforts from the people nearby, Destiny passed away. Her case remains unsolved.


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