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

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.

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.

UPDATE:

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/deb.yarbrough.1 Yarbrough Deb

    I am positive without a shadow of doubt the gang members bought their guns and did full background checks.

  • http://twitter.com/fanosea55 dianne shelby

    There is no such thing as logic with the left. The plan is to disarm everyone for more control.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/William-Rogers/1316988102 William Rogers

      There’s your answer.

  • rebart

    Let’s hear it for Chicago. How are those gun control laws working out for you now?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/William-Rogers/1316988102 William Rogers

    That’s not possible….. Guns are illegal in Chicago. Don’t the criminals know that???

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carl-Johnson/1515032171 Carl Johnson

    Chicago, another prime example of what you get when Liberal Demonrats are the majority.

  • Michael Hsu

    They should just ban criminals, not guns.

    But, instead, they’re always accomodating and encouraging criminal / immoral elements… with things like immigration amnesty, refusal to enforce drug laws, or extra welfare payments for fathers who abandon their families. (BTW, I’d bet the shooters were from fatherless homes.)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-MStepp/577470375 James M.Stepp

      Why not ban ‘bangers with guns? Maybe put a big wall with armed guards around the city,and just let the gangs make themselves extinct.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-MStepp/577470375 James M.Stepp

      How about a “2 strikes you’re out” program. Catch a gang member with a gun,take the gun,lock him up and make his parent claim him in person. let them know next time they catch the kid for ANY infraction,he won’t be coming back.

      Or,like they’re doing in Utah-the City’s getting “restraining orders” for gang members where if they get caught anywhere close to members of other Gangs,they get arrested. Since these kids all think they’re Adults,they should be made to choose. “Are you a kid,or a MAN?’ If he says he’s a kid,he gets treated like one. If he says he’s a man- why not treat ‘im that way. Court,prison,maybe a death sentence. It’s BS that all of America suffers because Chicago,with the TOUGH Gun Control they have,can’t get their Crime rate under control.
      Maybe they need Obama to go back to work there as a Community Organizer. He’s probably a LOT better at that than at being the alleged president.

  • Oldmonkey

    You would really think either Durbin or Obama really care? After all it isn’t their child, and her death serves their power & tyranny