Teen performer at Obama inauguration shot dead in Chicago

A 15-year-old majorette who performed at some of President Barack Obama's recent inauguration festivities has been shot dead in Chicago.

Police said Hadiya Pendleton was shot in the back Tuesday in a South Side park and died at a city hospital. Authorities saidHadiya was one of about 12 teenagers sheltering from heavy rain under a canopy when a man jumped a fence, ran toward the group and opened fire. The man fled the scene in a vehicle. No arrests have been made.

Police do not believe Hadiya was the intended target of the shooting. A teenage boy was shot in the leg. Hadiya belonged to the King College Prep High School band, which performed at several inaugural events in Washington DC.

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