The phrase, “killed same day sister sat behind Obama” has become a top trending news search on several search engines this Sunday after Salon News reported this Sunday, Feb. 17, that a Chicago woman, 18, was killed only hours after her sister was seated on the same stage that President Barack Obama was giving a speech to put an end to gun violence at a local school.
The Lake County Coroner revealed to the Chicago Sun-Times this weekend that Janay Mcfarlane was shot dead from a single shot in the head on Friday night in Chicago. The young woman was visiting her family and friends in the North suburbs.
Janay Mcfarlane’s mother added to the newspaper that her daughter was with a friend, and the bullet that killed her was intended for her friend instead.
The “killed same day sister sat behind Obama” search became a trending term after Mcfarlane’s younger sister, Destini, was only a little ways away from President Obama at Hyde Park Career Academy earlier this 2013, where the President was discussing gun violence and pushing for stronger gun legislation. Another gunned down woman was being honored at the event, Hadiya Pendleton, who was shot and killed in Jan. after a case of mistaken identity.
Sources add that this tragic case once again brings to light the public debate over gun control in the U.S., particularly in the city of Chicago.