Chicago teen who perfomed at inaugural events killed

January 30, 2013

A 15-year-old Chicago girl who reportedly performed with her school’s marching band at several events for President Obama’s inauguration last week was shot and killed on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The girl, whom local reports identified as Hadiya Pendleton, died when a gunman opened fire on her and about a dozen other teenagers while they were hanging out at a park in Chicago, according to Chicago Police Officer Jose Estrada.

Read the full story. Here's a photo of Pendleton's high school band marching in Washington:

 

Philip Rucker is a national political correspondent for The Washington Post, where he has reported since 2005.
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