First lady to go to funeral of Hadiya Pendleton, girl shot in Chicago2/8/2013
The death of Hadiya Pendleton, the 15-year-old Chicago girl gunned down a week after performing with her high school band during Inauguration Day festivities, has become the tragic face of the city's epidemic of gun violence. Her death has resonated with many, including the first family. It has touched the Obamas deeply enough that First Lady Michelle Obama will attend Pendleton’s funeral Saturday in Chicago. Obama will be accompanied by Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to the president. Pendleton was fatally shot Jan. 29 while hanging out with friends at a park less than a mile from the home owned by the Obamas. [Source]
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