15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was gunned down in the target=”_blank” rel=”geolocation”>South Side Park neighborhood of target=”_blank” rel=”geolocation”>Chicago on Tuesday night, just one week after performing at an inaugural event for President target=”_blank” rel=”homepage”>Obama. According to several reports, Hadiya and friends were standing under a canopy out of the rain when a man jumped a fence and opened fire on the group.
Hadiya was shot in the back during the melee, and was pronounced dead at a city hospital. The shooter fled the scene in a car and no arrests have been made. Police do not believe Hadiya was the intended target in the shooting.
Hadiya was a student at the target=”_blank” rel=”geolocation”>King College Prep High School, where she was a member of the band, which performed at several inaugural events in target=”_blank” rel=”geolocation”>Washington D.C.