Teen killed appeared in anti-violence PSA

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

$24,000 dollars is now being offered for information leading to the person who shot Hadiya Pendleton.

The 15-year-old was killed on Tuesday.

Four years ago, she appeared in a public service video, telling students to stay away from gangs and crime.  In the video entitled Think Smart,  Hadiya Pendleton was a 6th grader at the Carter G. Woodson Elementary School.

This week, a gunman opened fire on a crowd of people trying to get out of the rain, many of them King College Prep students.

One other teen was hurt.

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis released a statement today saying,  “the prevalence of violence on our streets is starting to reduce the wonderful qualities that kids like Hadiya possess… qualities we all want in our children… to homicide statistics.”


Latest News

More News