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Police in Chicago announced that they have made two arrests in the semseless murder of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who was a participant in President Obama‘s inauguration celebration just days before she was gunned down in the Windy City. 18-year-old Michael Ward & 20-year-old Kenneth Williams have been charged with first-degree murder in Hadiya’s death, and also face other related charges as two other teenagers were wounded in the neighborhood attack.

Ward has reportedly confessed that he was the shooter but said that Pendleton was not the target of the attack. According to Ward, the shooting was retalliation for an incident that happened last year in which Williams was shot. First Lady Michelle Obama attended Hadiya’s funeral services on Saturday in Chicago, and since the incident, Hadiya has been the face of the President’s gun reform efforts. The teen’s mother will attend the State Of The Union Address at the US Capitol Tuesday in Washington……