Chicago teen who performed at Obama inauguration shot dead

A 15-year-old Chicago honor student who participated in inaugural events celebrating President Obama’s re-election was fatally shot Tuesday just blocks from her school.

Hadiya Pendleton was among approximately a dozen teens taking cover from the rain under a canopy in a local park at 2:30 p.m. when a gunman jumped a fence and opened fire, a  Chicago police spokesman told the Daily News on Wednesday.

Full story: Chicago honor student Hadiya Pendleton, who participated in Obama inauguration festivities, shot dead just blocks from her school