Girl Who Performed at Obama’s Inauguration Shot in Chicago

Such tragic news for the family of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who was shot and killed by a stray bullet in Chicago.

The teen recently performed at President Obama’s inauguration with her school’s marching band. Hadiya was hanging out at the park with her friends after school when she was caught in the crossfire between two street gangs in her hometown. Witnesses say they heard at least six gun shots in the area where most teens hang.

Another victim, identified as a 16-year-old boy, is currently fighting for his life in critical condition. The White House has released a statement calling the senseless killing “a terrible tragedy.” A $11,000 reward is being offered to find her killer.

Our payers are with the Pendleton family. — Terry Carter