$14K reward for information on murder of Chicago teen
A $14,000 reward is being offered in hopes to find the shooter who killed a 15-year-old high school student.
Hadiya Pendleton was shot on Tuesday while at a park with 11 of her friends near 45th and Oakenwald.
The group was under a canopy in Vivian Gordon Harsh Park , hiding from the rain when a gunman jumped a fence and started shooting at the group.
Pendleton was shot in the back. A 16-year-old was wounded in the shooting.
The gunman ran from the scene and drove away immediately afterward.
Police say Pendleton and her friends were not involved in any gang activity, and the shooter may have mistaken the group for a rival gang.
Pendleton’s family, friends and community leaders have expressed outrage over the shooting.
They want the gunman to turn himself in.
Pendleton had recently finished her final exams at King College Prep, where she was a sophomore.
She was a majorette at the school and played for the volleyball team.
Just last week, she performed with other students at an inaugural event in Washington, D.C.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with Pendleton’s family for an hour yesterday.
He offered his condolences and said he would not rest until justice is served in this case.
The tragedy also caught the attention of the White House.
White House Spokesman Jay Carney said the President and First Lady extend their prayers and thoughts to the Pendleton family.