Chicago Teen Shot Hours After Obama Visits Chicago High School

(AllHipHop News) President Barack Obama’s speech to the Chicago youth at Hyde Park Career Academy was followed by the death of the sister of one of the students present. Destini Warren’s sister Janay MacFarlane was fatally shot around 11:30 P.M. on February 15th on the 1300 block of Jackson Avenue in the northern suburban while visiting family and friends.

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At the time of her killing, reports state MacFarlane was walking with friends, whom one is suspected at being the original target for the bullet that killed Janay MacFarlane. On February 17th, reported that an 18 year old and 20 year old man were “considered persons of interests”

MacFarlane’s distraught mother, Angela Blakely says the 18 year old was on the path to graduating high school this spring and was going to pursue future studies in culinary arts. Blakely also says the teenage homicide victim frequently asked her about the recent homicide of 15 year old Haidya Pendleton prior to her own untimely death:

“It’s terrible, it’s terrible the only thing I can remember is my daughter telling me, ‘Mommy, it’s so sad about Hadiya. That makes no sense,’ “

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Pendleton, who was killed by stray gunfire days after performing at President Obama’s second inauguration, was a major reason for President Obama’s visit to Hyde Park Career Academy. During his speech, the President spoke on the horrendous state of violence in his hometown:

“Last year, there were 443 murders with a firearm in this city, and 65 of them were 18 and under. That’s the equivalent of a Newtown every four months.”

On Thursday (Feb. 21st), Janay’s family will hold visitation from 4 to 9 p.m. at Gatling’s Chapel. Her funeral has been scheduled for noon Friday(Feb. 22nd) at the Greater Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church. Her body will be buried at Mount Hope Cemetery.

North Chicago official claim Janay MacFralane’s death was only the second homicide for the northern suburb in the over 13 months.

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24 Responses to “Chicago Teen Shot Hours After Obama Visits Chicago High School”

  1. EL_BARK

    Why did the writer feel the need to throw obama in the mix, as if it was one of the sudents that was present during his visit ????….

    So this make headlines news cause the obama visited the victim sister school???
    What about the countless other murder victims that have been killed?? In the chi

    • W.E.B. Du Bois

      EL_BARK – great job clearin’ that up – I was fooled too, I thought she was killed where Obama had just left (or somethin’ like that) – but “North Chicago” is a suburb of Chicago that’s 40 miles away and ’bout a week later – intentionally mis-leading journalism.

      • EL_BARK

        Yeah, these writer for this site. Have to be interns working for free and using this site as exp. cause i refuse to believe they are getting paid, with these articles, and call themselves journalist.

  2. Eli Pinilla

    Is it a shock that she got shot hour after obama left?!?! He dnt stop time. Them kids is not worried bout what obama tryin to say. Like its peace while obama here. To them, obama aint sayin shit. Them speaches aint workin….

    • W.E.B. Du Bois

      Mr. Pinilla – re-read the article and comments – you will understand the article really has nothing to do with Obama or where he was – it’s about the trickery of creating a sensational story – even if it’s a lie.- the girl was shot in a different town than where Obama was, and a week later.

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        Mr. Pinilla, Sir – another way your wrong is Obama never tried to tell them to stop – he has never tried to talk to black people, unless they’re entertainers, or in sports – the common population of blacks? – Obama has never said anything to us.

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        Again, Mr. Pinilla – the headline of the article mis-lead you too, me, and others.

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        Mr. Pinilla – I’m askin’ you to do a quick research – you will find Very little that Obama has said to the mass population of blacks.

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        Pinilla – after a full term – Obama has put his enemy republicans in high positions, fought for women, gays, illegal immigrants, school masacre victims, everybody EXCEPT blacks – so it’s not that we ain’t tryin’na hear him – it’s he ain’t never said nothing.

      • brotha_man

        preach. its because he’s one of those I cant do what’s right because it will look like im showing favoritism toward blacks type brothas. One of my supervisiors is just like that treat me like crap because he doesn’t want his co-works to think hes a “let me help you out type brother” he is always dancing in front of white folks….even goes to the extent to say he loves country music

  3. Adopefemalemc

    This is completely sad. (why ya’ll more worried bout the journalism than the girl who was killed?) Young Black women dying at the hands of gun violence, already the victims of rape, sexual assault, etc. We need to be aiming at the real enemy, if we move in violence, instead of each other. Police murders INCREASED after Trayvon Martin protests, look up the Every 36 Hours report. They murder us, incarcerate us, we murder us…we in bad shape.

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