2 questioned in fatal shooting of woman

Two people are being questioned in the fatal shooting of a Chicago mother, who was killed Friday.

18-year-old Janay Mcfarlane was shot in the head Friday night while visiting friends in suburban North Chicago.  She was not the intended target.

From inside her Gresham home Sunday, Janay’s mother, Angela Blakley said her daughter, a high school senior was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Just a few hours before Janay’s death,  her 14-year-old sister sat behind President Obama at her high school while he talked about gun violence and the murder of Hadiya Pendelton, a death which Janay took personally.

“ It’s so sad.  She would see the parents on TV crying and be like ‘Mama, I don’t understand,’” Blakley said.  “I never in my wildest dreams thought they’d be talking to me about my own daughter being gunned down. “

Janay had a 3-month-old baby boy and talked often about going to culinary school after graduating in June and about making a difference .  It’s a difference which will now have to be carried on by others.

36 comments

    • NoGod

      Stop spreading these crazy beliefs. If there was a god he wouldnt have let this happen. Christ will not be coming and dead people are not waiting around in some holding area till he does.

      • Dumb Religion

        @ No God- Totally agreed. And/or further, if there was a god, as in the beliefs of christians, then their god would have made all of this happen in the first place. So, why do these people pray in a counter-reaction to what they believe is god's plan? It's so ridiculous!

      • Godisalive and

        Yes, it would be much easier to believe that Christ isn't coming back, but lucky for the rest of us God exists outside of your choice to believe or not to believe. Before you even realize it he would have come and left and if you think things are bad now you have got another thing coming when you are left behind in a world that makes the current one seem like a walk in the park.

        Matthew 24:26-31 says,

        26 “So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. 27 For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28 Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.

        29 “Immediately after the distress of those days
        “‘the sun will be darkened,
        and the moon will not give its light;
        the stars will fall from the sky,
        and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’[b]
        30 “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth[c] will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.[d] 31 And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

      • Dumb Religion

        That's your belief. Hey just a quick question. Who were Adam and Eve's children? That's right…Cain and Able. Who did Cain marry? Ishshah, that's right too. And who were her parents? Was it Adam and Eve. Oooops, whoever was making that crap up made an error! Hey, but that's what you believe in so go ahead and threaten me with your stupid beliefs. Who wrote the book of Matthew, and when? Hey, you may want to look into that too, fool. Anyone can quote a book. Did you copy and paste? I bet you did.

      • Dan

        Jesus H Christ. Closing your eyes and making wishes/praying will not solve this. Might as well click your heels 3 times and have god get you out of the neighborhood. Where's Jesse to help make Chicago more stupid?

  • tyler

    hmm killed by a gun where the most strict gun laws are in regulation. imagine that!! what about laws against murder? what ever happened to those?! PEOPLE ARE GOING TO KILL PEOPLE! GUN LAWS ARE ONLY KEEPING PEOPLE LIKE THIS LADY FROM PROTECTING THEMSELVES!

  • Frederick R Perez

    If you think about it like any other infestation , it should make the hard to understand issue of why people are killed where the opportunity is optimized by environmental conditions more understandable . For the people who have lost family members the need for an explanation of why the preening circumlocutions of a profound certainty allied with its stone cold foolishness , doubtless warm and appealing to the "bumpersticker philosophers" who indulge them , but as dystopic and cynical as only a teenager talking about their convictions can mimic , and offers at least a reliable cruelty . Aside from the lists of fallacies these earnest bumble tongued cynics lust after , the truth that escapes them is as certain as an exterminator providing understandable advice , "Keep a clean house and prepare the sensitive areas with bait".
    A clean house in this case is the removal of the ease of access of weapons for the purpose of murdering young ladies popping off to the shop for an errand , and their sisters in death coming home from school . It would also be nice if we could provide the arrogant idiots whose ideas of civic responsibility is arming young mothers to fend off murdering thugs , the brains apparently being equally invested in cockroaches .

    • deails8

      Agree. Its GANGS and the fact that these students associate with GANG members. The only thing about the fact of being a CPS student is that it PLAYS into THEIR want of gun control.
      If the so-called elected officials wanted to do something about all the killings they could.
      By doing as little as possible they pray on the emotions for the point of gun control.
      I feel sorry for the average cop on the streets of GANG CITY. I am sure that they would love to clean it up. These are good men and women.
      ITS THE GANGS.

    • Big Fan

      It always has. You should read Darwin's "On the Origin of Species," if you haven't already. By the way, nice use of the Joyce Marcel quote! I am a big fan of hers.

  • Mike Payne

    WHY would the Police even attempt to find the Killer??

    The Black Community is N O T going to turn the Killer in ( "NO Snitch" ).

    The Killer is N O T going to turn himself in either.

    If the Police should identify someone as the Killer the Black Community will say "The Police are framing him".

    SO — She's Dead — TOO BAD — Let it go — NOBODY actually fired the Bullet — It appeared spontaneously from another Dimension.

    btw: I am BLACK — 63yrs old — And – F U 2

      • Mike Payne

        David — I am TRULY and SINCERELY sorry about your friend.

        MY RANT is about the BLACK COMMUNITY

        The BLACK COMMUNITY must feel like that "TOO BAD" CRAP that I posted — Since the Police I believe had to HUNT THE KILLERS DOWN — OR DID the BLACK COMMUNITY turn them in??

        AND when the Police DO charge them — Watch the "He's a good Boy, he goes to Church, and he's opening a MRI Cancer Treatment Center tomorrow" lying show from the Family — And "The Police are framing him – and they beat the confession out of him".

        Will you believe the accused' Family — Or the Police David?

  • Praying

    Wow! Some of the comments….. Above everything else, Dear God take control of the people! Our communities, our city, our state, our nation needs PRAYER, DELIVERANCE, and GUIDANCE. Thanks "Godisalive" for shedding some lite on those who are in the dark. To all, Be Blessed!

    • Dumb Religion

      Your god doesn't control me. Although you pray, and pray, and pray, he has no control. I typed this to prove my point. (In a Vincent Price at the end of Thriller sounding voice) Mwah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

    • sharong4

      All of them were too young to go. But God has a plan. Those young left here to make a statement. People are getting tired of the young ones dying. So let's band together to get these punks off the streets. Let's not let these children's deaths be in vain. Something has to give somewhere. I live on the Westside and where I live if someone's knows that someone has killed a child, they might wind up dead. Beleive me, they will be caught,one way or the other. We are a community and will not allow it. It is bad over there but it only gets as bad as you allow it to get.

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