Hadiya Pendleton's Death Prompts Action in Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces that 200 police officers will move from desks to the streets.
1:54 | 01/31/13

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And last night, we told you about a young woman in chicago. Her death moved to the center of the debate about gun violence in america. Hadiya pendleton, 15 years old, a majorette in her high school band, gunned down in chicago, days after taking part in the inauguration festivities. Well today, a new image of the young woman emerged. And a mayor says she's taking action. Abc's alex perez was there. Reporter: It's been more than a decade since chicago has had a january this bloody. 42 murders so far this month, including 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, that standout student who performed at the president's inauguration festivities. Today, we learned she made this anti-gang video when she was just in sixth grade. Say no to gangs and yes to a great future. Reporter: But hadiya's own future, cut short, when she was caught in gang cross fire tuesday. This city's mayor, rahm emanuel, announcing today 200 chicago police officers from the city's stretched thin force, will move from behind the desk to the streets to target high crime areas. We need to work together to protect our greatest resource. The children of the city of chicago. Reporter: Pendleton was with her friends, underneath this shelter, trying to stay out of the rain, when she was shot and killed. And the violence shows no signs of slowing down. Since her death on tuesday, six people have been shot and wounded in chicago. Chicago closed 2012 with more than 100 murders. And as diane sawyer heard last october, it's all too easy to get a gun here. Go behind a couple bushes, i bet there are some guns under there. Pam bosley lost her son to gang violence. If they do it once, they'll do it again. Reporter: She believes the city's push for more police is a good start. And the breath of hope for a city trying to cope. Alex perez, abc news, chicago.

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