FILE - This undated file family photo provided by Damon Stewart shows 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton of Chicago who was was shot Jan. 29, 2013 while she talked with friends in a park about a mile from President Barack Obama’s Chicago home. First Lady Michelle Obama will join some of Illinois’ most recognizable politicians and clergy to mourn the 15-year-old honor student whose death has drawn attention to staggering gun violence in the nation’s third-largest city. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Damon Stewart, File)The Associated Press
CHICAGO – Chicago Police say they hope to file murder charges soon in the shooting death of a 15-year-old Chicago girl who performed at events for President Barack Obama's inauguration.
Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says he hopes charges will be filed Monday in the death of Hadiya (hy-DEE'-uh) Pendleton. Police say they took two men considered persons of interest into custody Sunday. They are aged 18 and 20 years.
Pendleton was shot to death Jan. 29 in a park about a mile from Obama's home on Chicago's South Side. Police have said Pendleton was an innocent victim in a gang-related shooting. Just days before her death, the band majorette was among the performers at events for Obama's inauguration.
First lady Michelle Obama attended Pendleton's funeral on Saturday in Chicago.