Teenage Inauguration Performer Shot Dead in Chicago

Police say Hadiya Pendleton, 15, was shot in the back two weeks after trip to Obama inaugural.
1:44 | 01/30/13

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My batter was online Sweden -- my emotions visually upset. About what has happened this shooting death of fifteen year old King College -- student had diet Pendleton has rattled classmates and parents. After -- but apparently good but it did the kids that are you know that there was school -- her. You know and did the did most indebted -- and you know who do their minds and hearts right now. The drum major -- who traveled to Washington DC last week to be a part of the president's inaugural events. Was gunned down after school yesterday standing with a group of friends who -- taking cover from the rain. Just blocks from. -- high school in a nearby park. I saw her. On May -- she was very bubbly she had a lot of energy. And she was just great on the nature of -- team and I'm praying for her mother and misses is of great misfortune that this had to occur. Police say an unidentified man opened fire on the group in the 4500 block of -- -- avenue. Pendleton was shot in the back and another boy shot in the lake. Then the shooter got away in a car. Pendleton was not a gang and not the intended target according to authorities. So far this year there have been 42 homicides in Chicago. Making it the bloodiest January since 2002. In a news conference at police headquarters on Tuesday. Chicago's top cop Gary McCarthy just back from a meeting with the president in DC said gun laws need to be examined to help curb the violence. -- seems to be a consensus now among law enforcement. And as there's a consensus popular consensus among Americans. That the reason ability of the gun laws has to be examined.

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