Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Girl Who Performed at Obama's Inauguration Shot Dead in Chicago

Hadiya Pendleton, age 15
15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, of Chicago, Illinois, was hanging out with friends when a gunman ran down an alley, opened fire on the group, and fled in a car.

She died within a mile of the Obama family residence.

According to news reports:
Pendleton was shot in the back and died at the hospital, and a 16-year-old boy was wounded in the 2:30 p.m. incident.
Pendleton was shot in the back but managed to run about a block before she collapsed.
Police said Pendleton was probably not the intended target.
A sohpomore at selective King College Prep High School, Pendleton had traveled to Washington to perform with the marching band at inaugural events.
The shooting happened in an upscale neighborhood where residents were shocked.

UPDATE (2/11/13):  Two people have been arrested for Hadiya's murder.

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