According to the Huffington Post, two persons are being questioned but no charges have been filed yet against two persons possibly connected to the murder of 18-year-old Janay McFarlane who was shot and killed by gunfire in North Chicago on Friday just after her younger sister Destiny had sat close to President Barack Obama while listening to his talk about guns and poverty on Chicago’s South Side at the Hyde Park Career Academy. Janay, a Chicagoan, attended the school previously and her younger sister attends the school now.
McFarlane was walking to a store with a man in north suburban North Chicago - about a 35-minute drive north of Chicago - when a drive-by shot her in the head with a bullet that was apparently intended for the person she was walking with at the time. She was reportedly in the northern suburb of Chicago to visit family.
McFarlane has attended an alternative school other than the Hyde Park Career Academy since becoming pregnant and having a baby. She leaves behind a 3-month-old child.
It was previously reported that in Chicago, one person was murdered and three others were shot just hours after Obama spoke on Chicago’s South Side as well. In that murderous incident, a woman was at a park on the northwest side of the city in the Humboldt Park neighborhood along North Pulaski Road when a bullet apparently meant for someone else struck and killed her.
On Saturday at 6:15 p.m., another teen who was only 17-years-old was shot and killed in the Little Village neighborhood at Western and Cermak on the city's southwest side.
The nation focused more on Chicago's gun violence and murders after Hadiya Pendleton was shot and murdered on Jan. 29.
This is an update to the story Chicago area girl killed after Obama spoke on Chicago's South Side about guns