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Michelle Obama attends Chicago shooting victim's funeral

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The funeral for 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton drew hundreds of people on Saturday, among whom was the first lady, news sources reported.

Pendleton, whose high school majorette squad performed in President Barak Obama's inaugural celebration last month, was shot in a street violence incident about a mile from Obama's family home, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Despite the presence of Michelle Obama and several other dignitaties, Pendleton's mother, Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton, worked to make the focus of the funeral about the celebration of Hadiya's life rather than politics and gun violence, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The Pendleton family told news sources they appreciated all the support they were receiving following Hadiya's death.

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