Reblogged from onevintagefuture
“We were all running because we heard the gunshots and then she stopped and she was like, ‘I think I got shot.’ And I was like, ‘Hadiya, please stop joking,’” Best friend Klyn Jones said. “She was like ‘No seriously, Klyn, I think I got shot’ and she just fell. And then time just like started moving in slow motion.”
Remember a couple weeks ago on Inauguration Day First Lady Michelle Obama, while viewing the parade from the presidential box, suddenly looked up and saw a group of beautiful, energetic Black girls from Chicago fast approaching? The First Lady began to “get down” along with her “homegirls” who were really strutting their stuff. Tomorrow, Michelle will travel home to Chicago to attend the funeral of one of those girls. Fifteen year old Hadiya Pendleton, a high school sophomore, honors student and drill team captain, was shot in the back on a rainy day while huddled under a canopy at a park with friends, just nine days after she’d proudly marched before the President and First Family. She told her family and friends being there was the happiest day in her entire life. Now, the entire city of Chicago is in mourning. There have been protests and marches and calls for an end to gun violence. Police say a gang member randomly fired into the huddled group of innocent kids.
Hadiya’s wake was Friday night.
The coward who murdered her has not been caught.
this poor baby, I’m sending al my condolences to the family seriously