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Teen who performed at Obama event killed in daylight shooting

Published 31/01/2013 | 05:00

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A Chicago teenager who performed at President Barack Obama's inauguration has been killed in a daylight shooting on the city's notorious South Side.

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Hadiya Pendleton (15), pictured, was murdered days after appearing in the King College Prep school drill team at the event. Police said it was unlikely she was the intended target. A 16-year-old boy was also shot, but survived.

Mr Obama's home town had already seen 40 murders in January before Tuesday's shooting. (© Independent News Service)

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