A 15-year-old majorette who performed at some of President Barack Obama’s recent inauguration festivities has been shot to death in Chicago.
Police say Hadiya Pendleton was shot in the back Tuesday in a South Side park and died at a city hospital.
Authorities say Hadiya 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.
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Photographer Jon Lowenstein went out on assignment from Newsweek photographing the neighborhoods of Englewood and Little Village, among others, to look at the rise in violence in Chicago’s South side and the impact it is having on the people there. In the above photo, he captures a neighborhood almost completely abandoned, looking east from Halsted St., south of 63rd St. in Englewood.