Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hadiya Pendleton Shot Dead After Obama Ceremony Performance

A 15-year-old marching band member who performed at President Barack Obama's inauguration celebrations has been shot dead in Chicago.

Police said Hadiya Pendleton was shot in the back on Tuesday in a South Side park. She was taken to hospital, where she died.

The honour roll student was one of a dozen teens taking shelter under a canopy during heavy rain when a man jumped over a fence, ran towards the group and started shooting.