It’s a deadly January in Chicago. An innocent 15-year-old honors student was fatally shot at a Chicago park. Hadiya Pendleton was standing underneath a canopy trying to escape the rain. A gunman jumped a fence and opened fire. She was transported to the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital where she passed away. Her death brings the death toll in Chicago to 42 for 2013.
A 17-year-old unidentified male was also shot and is reportedly in serious condition at the hospital. A third teen, 17, was shot in the foot and released from the hospital.
An honors student at King College Prep, Pendleton performed with her band at President Obama’s second inauguration.