Young Mom from Chicago: Janay McFarlane Killed After Sister Attends Obama’s Speech On Gun Control
In an odd twist, 18 year-old Janay Mcfarlane from Chicago, Illinois, was killed just a few hours after her 14 year-old sister sat on stage at a gun legislation speech presented by President Obama. Janay, the new mom of a 3-month old was shot once in the head around 11:30 pm in North Chicago, while visiting friends.
Witnesses said the bullet was meant for a friend who was with Janay, but those statements have not been confirmed by authorities. However, North Chicago police have two people they are interested in questioning.
According to Janay’s anguished mom, she was sad about Hadiya Pendleton’s death, the 15 year-old honor student and drum majorette who was gunned down a month ago in the South side park section of Chicago.
Quick Fact: Chicago has seen 40 homicides in January alone, making it the most homicides the city has seen in a decade.