January 30th, 2013
04:18 PM ET

Teen who performed at inaugural events slain

A teen who performed at events around President Barack Obama's inauguration was shot to death in Chicago this week, and now her story has become part of the debate in Washington over gun violence nationwide.
The shooting death of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton came up in a U.S. Senate hearing and a White House press briefing Wednesday.
"She was an honor student and a majorette," said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois. Performing at inaugural events last week "was the highlight of her young, 15-year-old life," he said.

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  1. The_Truth

    Find the bums who did it and have a very public execution.

    That's what the country needs as gun control. (Public Hanging) maybe that will work better.

    January 30, 2013 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Kaveman

    The reward was just bumped to $30,000. What about the other 500+ people killed in Chicago this year? What makes this girl so special, because she performed for King Obama?

    February 1, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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