15 year old Hadiya Pendleton, who performed at Obama inaugural, shot dead in Chicago

Hadiya Pendleton, a 15 year old prep student in Chicago was shot dead yesterday in a public park in Chicago.  Pendleton has just returned from performing as a majorette with her high school prep band at the Obama inaugural.

I found a video of the marching band on YouTube, and am thinking she’s probably one of the majorettes in the video.)

Chicago’s WGN News has the story, but because WGN hired a web person who apparently thinks this is 1995, their video automatically starts when you load the page, so I’ve yanked it.  You can watch CBS’ story instead:

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin told Hadiya’s story today at a gun violence hearing on the Hill:


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