Hadiya Pendleton was killed on Chicago South. Just over a week ago, she performed at President Obama's inauguration

15-Year-Old Girl Who Performed At Obama Inaugural Events Gunned Down On South Side

A 15-year-old girl who attended and performed at President Barack Obama’s inauguration has been shot dead on Chicago’s South Side.

Hadiya Pendleton was killed in a park just blocks away from King College Prep high school, which Pendelton and the group of friends she was with attended.

Police say Pendleton and a 16-year-old boy were shot at about 2:20 pm on Tuesday in the 4500 block of South Oakenwald Avenue, theChicago Tribune reports.

As a result, Pendleton died, and the boy remains in a serious condition.

The paper adds that King College school closed early after examinations at the school finished, and, because of this, Pendleton’s group went to Oakenwald’s Vivian Gordon Harsh Park.

Pendleton was a majorette and a volleyball player and performed with other King College students at Obama’s inauguration events.

In a statement, police said that Pendelton and a group of around 10 to 12 teens huddled under a canopy in the park during a rainstorm on Tuesday afternoon.

Shortly afterwards a boy or man — police have not yet ascertained his age or identity — jumped over a fence in the park, ran toward the group, and opened fire.

Hadiya Pendleton was killed on Chicago's South Side after she gunned down
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