A week after performing at Obama's inaugural events, teen shot dead in Chicago

A week after she performed at festivities during President Obama's inauguration, a 15-year-old majorette was shot dead 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.

"As usual, the bad guy aims, but he never hits the other bad guy . . . He hits the one that hurts the most to lose," said Chicago Police Officer Damon Stewart, 36, Hadiya 's godfather. "I changed her diapers, I played with her growing up. My heart is broken."

Police do not believe Hadiya was the intended target of the shooting. A teenage boy was shot in the leg. Police did not release his name.

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Hadiya belonged to the King College Prep High School band, which performed at several inaugural events in Washington, D.C. She was remembered by friends as a lover of books.

Two other men died Tuesday and at least eight others wounded by gunfire, the report said.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report