Chicago teen who performed at Obama’s inauguration killed

A teenage girl who performed recently performed at the presidential inauguration was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon on  Chicago’s South sSide.

1Hadiya Pendleton, 15, had just left King College Prep School in the 4400 block of south Drexel.

She went with friends after class to a park on 45th and Oakenwald Avenue, about three blocks away from the school.

An armed man ran toward the group of people she was with and opened fire before running away.

Pendleton was shot in the back. A 17-year old boy was also wounded in the shooting

The Chicago Tribune reports that police say they do not believe Pendleton was the intended target.

Just last week Pendleton performed in Washington, D.C. with her classmates at a presidential inauguration event.

No arrests have been made.

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10 comments

  • GONE TO SOON

    ANOTHER PRINCESS LOST TO GUN FIRE ON THE STREETS OF CHICAGO. OUR KIDS JUST CAN'T BE KIDS ANYMORE. THEY JUST WANT TO ENJOY GROWING UP. ITS ALWAYS SOME LOSER WITH A GUN SOMEWHERE. SHE WAS CLOSE TO ME AND MY FAMILY AND WE ARE VERY SAD TODAY. MY GOD STRENGTHING AND HOLD HER MOM AND FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF SORROW. ITS TO MANY FAMILIES HAVE GONE THROUGH THIS AND ARE STILL GOING THROUGH IT. SHE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN BUT VERY MUCH SO MISSED. THAT SMILE IS PRICELESS. LOVE U BABYGIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Paul Middelhoff

    GO, GO, GO Gun lovers. Your legally purchased weapon may be stolen and used to murder an innocent person. My heart goes out to Hadiya's family and friends!!!!!

    • Todd pardee

      There is no evidence where the gun used came from. The only evidence points to the fact that this event occurred within an area that has the strictest gun laws in the nation for over 30 years.

  • sharong4

    Another Angel has gone to be with the Lord. May she rest in peace and the punk that shot her rot in hell. She was just beginning to enjoy life. I will pray for the families.

  • KAY

    MAN THIS IS JUST SO SAD. AND ITS ALWAYS THE INNOCENT BY STANDERS. PROVE TO SHOW THAT THESE PEOPLE THAT ARE ABUSING THE USE OF A GUN, DONT EVEN KNOW HOW TO HANDLE THEM. I FEEL SORRY FOR MY GENERATION AND THE GENERATION TO COME!

  • keeping real

    my prayers for her parents and gun control is keep the criminals armed, police armed and innocent law abided people unarmed and defend yourself sticks and stones agianst all odds. sad for her family, so much hater in some part of the world

  • bill

    Illinois needs to reinstall the death penalty in some form. It's doesn't deter crime,but we need to treat these murderers of our kids the same way you treat a rabid dog,put them to sleep permanately. We need to follow the lead of states like Texas, Florida,and a few others, you kill someone you pay with your life.


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