a difficult night after a visit from the first lady who was there to attend a funeral for a young, innocent girl, gunned down while trying to take shelter from the rain. Just days after she was in... See More
a difficult night after a visit from the first lady who was there to attend a funeral for a young, innocent girl, gunned down while trying to take shelter from the rain. Just days after she was in washington for the inauguration. Abc's alex perez is in chicago tonight. Reporter: First lady michelle obama consoling loved ones today at the funeral for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. The emotional service running nearly four hours. beautiful smile again. Because she will always be with us. Reporter: And a mother in pain, stood strong. Determined to halt gun violence. No mother. No father. Should ever have to experience this. Reporter: Days before she became a national symbol to end gun violence, the standout student performed at the president's inauguration festivities. She was one of more than 40 people murdered in chicago last month, the bloodiest january this city has seen in a decade. In a handwritten note to her family, president obama vowed to work to end this senseless violence. And the president has invited more than 100 victims of gun violence and their families to attend next week's state of the union address. The first lady also met with about 30 of hadiya's classmates and friends. Many here now wondering if all of this attention from the first family will make the streets of chicago safer for their families.
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