January 30, 2013

Life in Chicago

Sad story — from the Chicago CBS affiliate:

15-Year-Old Girl Shot And Killed In Kenwood Neighborhood Park
A teenage girl–an honor student who had just performed at President Obama’s inaugural–was gunned down Tuesday afternoon in the Kenwood neighborhood, just blocks from the high school she attended.

CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports the victim, 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, was taking shelter from the rain with a group of 10 to 12 teenagers under a canopy in Vivian Gordon Harsh Park on the 4500 block of South Oakenwald Avenue around 2:30 p.m., when someone jumped a fence, ran up to them, and opened fire.

Just days before, Hadiya performed with her high school band at President Obama’s inauguration.

The park is near King College Prep High School — where Pendleton was an honor student, volleyball player, and majorette.

This cannot be fixed with gun laws — this is a gang problem:

Police said Pendleton had no gang affiliation and likely wasn’t the intended target. Several of the teens with her at the time, however, were believed to be gang members.

Get the gangs broken up and in jail, get the mentally ill people under supervision and these shootings will go away.

Posted by DaveH at January 30, 2013 12:15 PM
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