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Sat 9 Feb 2013

Michelle Obama attends funeral of teen girl shot near Obama family's Chicago house

  • By Maja Micudova and 1 other
  • Laast Update: 3 years ago
  • Chicago, Illinois, United States

Michelle Obama

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First lady Michelle Obama attends the funeral of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who was fatally shot in early February near the Obama family's Kenwood home. 

Pedleton had participated in inaugural festivities just a week before her death. 

"As a mother and Chicagoan, the first lady was heartbroken to learn of the tragic loss of Hadiya Pendleton due to senseless gun violence," said Kristina Schake, communications director for Michelle Obama.

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