15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was gunned down in the South Side Park neighborhood of Chicago on Tuesday night, just one week after performing at an inaugural event for President Obama. According to several reports, Hadiya and friends were standing under a canopy out of the rain when a man jumped a fence and opened fire on the group.
Hadiya was shot in the back during the melee, and was pronounced dead at a city hospital. The shooter fled the scene in a car and no arrests have been made. Police do not believe Hadiya was the intended target in the shooting.
Hadiya was a student at the King College Prep High School, where she was a member of the band, which performed at several inaugural events in Washington D.C.