Is Hadiya Pendleton’s death different from other Chicago murders? (Opinion and Video)

 Hadiya Pendleton, 15-year-old who performed at Obama inauguration, was gunned down less than one mile from the president's Chicago home. AP photo.

Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old who performed at Obama inauguration, was gunned down less than one mile from the president’s Chicago home. AP photo.

Hadiya Pendleton was a 15-year-old honor student who attended Dr. Marin Luther King Jr. College Prep High School, one of eight selective-enrollment public high schools in Chicago. She was gunned down Tuesday as she and friends sought shelter from the rain under a canopy at Harsh Park. At the time of the shooting there had been 41 murders in Chicago in 2013. Pendleton’s was the 42nd. The aftershock of her death now ebbs and flows . . .

Click here to read about the impact of Hadiya Pendleton’s death on Chicago and the entire nation.

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