10 February 2013, 07:17

15-year-old girl who performed at Obama inauguration buried

15-year-old girl who performed at Obama inauguration buried

Chicago bade farewell to 15-year-old singer Hadiya Pendleton, who was shot dead in a park while walking with friends a week after performing at Obama’s inauguration.

The funeral was attended by U.S. first lady Michelle Obama.

The death of the girl was the 42nd murder in Chicago so far in January.

Her death has once again prompted a public debate on the limitation of the right to carry firearms in the United States.

U.S. President Barack Obama has already pledged to strengthen gun control laws in the U.S. after the recent tragedy at the elementary school in Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were gunned down in cold blood.

Voice of Russia, Vesti.ru

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