Hadiya Pendleton, Girl Who Performed At Obama’s Inauguration Shot Dead
A teenage girl by the name of Hadiya Pendleton who performed at president Barack Obama’s second inauguration as a majorette was shot dead on Tuesday night while trying to get shelter from the pouring rain.
Hadiya Pendleton who is described as an energetic 15-year-old was hanging out with few friends at a Chicago park (located just miles from Obama’s home) when it started to rain – the group of friends huddled under a canopy in the South Side park when a crazed gun man jumped the fence and started shooting.
Among the 10 students – two were hit – Hadiya Pendleton was gunned down from the back as she tried to flee from the criminal and 17-year-old Lawrence Sellers was hit in the leg and is currently in the hospital.
The criminal got into a vehicle that was waiting nearby and fled the scene.
According to authorities the teens were shot by gang members who were feuding in the park.
Hadiya Pendleton’s death occurred just hours before Gabby Giffords appeared in front of Congress to push for gun control.
President Obama has offered his prayers to Hadiya’s parents Nathaniel Pendleton Jr and Cleopatra Pendleton.