Girl Who Performed at Obama Inauguration Shot and Killed in Chicago – Updated w/ Video

This is a sad story, one that is heard too often:

After taking their exams Tuesday, Hadiya Pendleton and a group of others decided to hang out at a park on Tuesday just blocks away from their high school on the South Side.

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But the trip ended in tragedy when the 15-year-old King College Prep sophomore was fatally shot about a week after she attended President Barack Obama’s inauguration and performed at inaugural events with the King College Prep band and drill team.

Penldeton and a16-year-old boy wounded in the attack were shot in a park near the school about 2:20 p.m., in the 4500 block of South Oakenwald Avenue, police said.

Most of those who were in the park were gang members, and those in the group did not stay on scene to help after the shootings, according to police. The shooting occurred around 2:20 p.m. in the 4500 block of South Oakenwald Avenue.

They boy remained in serious condition Tuesday night. He was also a student at King, according to Pendleton’s friends, though her relatives weren’t sure what school the boy attended.

One of the teens was taken in serious to critical condition to Comer Children’s Hospital, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Will Knight.

The other victim also was taken to Comer and police at first believed both victims’ conditions had stabilized by a little after 3 p.m., said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala.

The killers were most likely shooting at the gang members. The other children were innocent bystanders.

Would a gun ban have saved the lives of these children?

I’m confident saying, “No,” especially considering the tyrannical gun laws on the books in Chicago.

The problem in Chicago, and across the country, isn’t a lack of gun control.

It’s bigger than that, and it requires bigger thinking than Piers Morgan, Rahm Emmanuel and Barack Obama are capable of, because it requires the ability to think outside the box.

The leftist box is all they know, and that drives the reaction to limit rights.


Sen. Dick Durbin disgusts me, if not for his vile use of this tragedy to promote gun control, but for his ignorant, ideological refusal to use logic and his use of untruths:

Hat Tip: Breitbart

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