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Obama inauguration performer killed

Chicago schoolgirl latest face of ever-increasing homicide toll in US president's hometown.
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2013 20:46

A 15-year-old girl who performed in US President Barack Obama's inauguration festivities is the latest face of the ever-increasing homicide toll in the president's hometown. She was killed in a Chicago park as she talked with friends by a gunman who apparently was not even aiming at her.

Police said Hadiya Pendleton was in a park about 2km from Obama's home in a South Side neighbourhood on Tuesday afternoon when a man opened fire on the group.

Al Jazeera's John Terrett reports.

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