15-year-old girl who performed at Obama’s inauguration festivities shot dead amid Chicago’s most deadly January in a decade
A 15-year-old majorette who performed at some of President Barack Obama’s recent inauguration festivities has been shot to death in Chicago amid the city’s deadliest January in more than a decade.
Police say Hadiya Pendleton was shot in the back Tuesday in a South Side park and died at a city hospital.
Authorities say Hadiya was one of about 12 teenagers sheltering from heavy rain under a canopy when a man jumped a fence, ran toward the group and opened fire. The man fled the scene in a vehicle. No arrests have been made.
Police do not believe Hadiya was the intended target of the shooting. A teenage boy was shot in the leg. Police did not release his name. (Hadiya Pendleton @WinnieDimps_45/Twitter; AFP PHOTO/Jewel SamadJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)