BreakingBlacknews.com is happy to report that two Chicago gang members have been charged with the death of Hadiya Pendleton, the 15-year-old high school honor student who was gunned down at a local park late last month, just days after performing at President Obama’s 2013 inauguration.
CBS Chicago reports:
Michael Ward, 18, and Kenneth Williams, 20, each were charged Monday with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy announced at a Monday evening news conference.
“The offenders had it all wrong,” McCarthy said. “They thought the group they shot into included members of a rival gang. Instead, it was a group of upstanding, determined kids like Hadiya who were repulsed by the gang lifestyle.”
Police took the two men into custody Saturday as they were driving to a strip club, McCarthy said. Mayor Rahm Emanuel called Hadiya’s mother on Sunday to inform her of the arrest.
Ward confessed to shooting into the group of young people at the park, according to McCarthy.
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Thank god these two scumbags are off the streets. This black-on-black crime has got to stop.