Hadyia Pendleton was shot to death Tuesday as she talked with friends after school in a park about a mile from Obama's Chicago home.
Anti-gun violence protesters rally Friday at the scene where Hadyia Pendleton was killed in Chicago.
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After a year in which Chicago’s death toll surpassed 500, the bloodshed has continued in 2013 at a rate of more than one killing a day. It was the city’s deadliest January in more than a decade. Now with this week’s death of a 15-year-old drum majorette who had just returned from performing at President Barack Obama’s inauguration, the mounting losses have put Obama’s hometown at the center of the intensifying national debate over guns.