The reward for information leading to the arrest in the murder of a Chicago teenage girl continues to grow.
15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton’s was killed yesterday by a single bullet in the back by a gunman who mistakenly thought she was with a group of gang bangers.
Hadiya’s family and community leaders gathered in the middle class neighborhood of North Kenwood at the park where she was killed just a block from President Obama’s home. The park at 45th and South Oakenwald Avenue is only blocks away from King College Prep School where she was a sophomore.
St. Sabina’s Catholic Church donated $5,000 to the reward fund making it over $1,000. Father Michael Pfleger called it a bounty on the head of a killer.
“This is Sandy Hook! This is Connecticut. This is Newtown, right here! We have to be just as outraged,” Pfleger said.
“She was the light of my life,” said Hadiya Pendleton’s father Nathaniel.
Last week Hadiya performed with the King College Prep band at the Inauguration in Washington.