Ten days ago, Chicago teenager Hadiya Pendleton was marching in the Inaugural parade as a majorette with her high school's band. Earlier today, she was shot in the back and killed while in South Side Chicago park, thought to be gang turf. Also shot was a teenage boy, who attends the same high school, King College Prep. He was shot in the leg and is recovering. The shooter has not been identified or apprehended.
Even with some of the strictest gun control laws in the country, Chicago suffered over 500 murders last years, and has already had over 40 occur this year, as reported by Gather.
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