One sister attends Obama's gun violence speech. The other is shot.

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Obama's Speech Doesn't Stop Ill. Killing

By MATTHEW JAFFE | ABC News – 6 hrs ago
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A Chicago teenager was shot and killed Friday only hours after her sister attended President Obama's speech on the city's rampant gun violence. Janay McFarlane, 18, was killed while walking with a friend during a visit to her dad, Herbert McFarlane, in North Chicago.

"All this gun violence going on, you never think it would be your child," he told ABC's Chicago station WLS. "This is the hardest thing for me in my life."

Herbert McFarlane told WLS that the loss of Janay is especially hard because she leaves behind a 3-month old son, who likes to wear an "I love Mommy" shirt. The shooting occurred in Lake County, a northern suburb miles from the epicenter of the gun violence on the city's South Side.

"I'm in Lake County to get away from violence and now it happened in Lake County where I moved to," he told WLS.

McFarlane and her child spent time both in Lake County and on the South Side where her mother lives.

Only hours before McFarlane was shot and killed, President Obama returned to his hometown to speak on the South Side at a Hyde Park high school. McFarlane's sister, Destini Warren, 14, sat behind the president during the speech.

More than 500 people were shot and killed here last year, and this year the situation has worsened with the most deadly January the city has seen in over a decade. The shooting death of Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year old who performed in Washington, D.C. at events connected to the president's inauguration last month, garnered national attention.

"Too many of our children are being taken away from us," Obama said in Hyde Park, with McFarlane's sister in the audience.

"Last year there were 443 murders with a firearm on the streets of this city, and 65 of those victims were 18 and under," he said. "So that's the equivalent of a Newtown every four months." He was referring to Newtown, Conn., where 20 first graders were gunned down by Adam Lanza along with seven adults.

Only hours later in Chicago, another 18-year old was shot and killed.

"I felt like someone took a knife and stabbed me in the heart, and a piece of my heart I will never get back," Angela Blakely, Janay McFarlane's mother, told WLS.

North Chicago Police on Sunday reportedly questioned two people in connection to McFarlane's death. Her family said McFarlane was an unintended target of the shooting.

Messages left by ABC News with the North Chicago Police Department and the Lake County Coroner's Office went unreturned Monday.

Another Chicago teenager, Frances Colon, was also shot and killed Friday just hours after she had told her father that she saw President Obama's helicopter fly over her neighborhood.
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north chicago and waukegan are total fuckin ghettos . moving from the city to there is like quiting a job at a horse barn to work at a cow barn
 

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A lefty liberals' take on the story: "Oh dear! More evidence that something has to be done about guns and gun violence!!!"

A righty (or center)'s take on the story: "See. Chicago already has strict gun laws. Didn't do shit for this girl. huh?"
 

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Can a three-month-old really like a shirt? I guess someone's going to need to add a D to it.
 

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None of these articles ever bring up the fact that Chicago is a gun free zone.
 

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You'd think the POTUS should want whoever was the community organizer from Chicago to be strung up
 

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Why would it? Of course ABC would be surprised that the mere words of the great Obama couldn't inspire humanity into more peaceful state.
They think it should be like like the end of a Dr. Seuss cartoon where all the gang bangers lay down their pistols, join hands and begin singing, not rapping, in clear strong harmony.
 

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These stories always confuse me. How is it all these people are constantly getting shot in a gun free zone? There's guns all over the place at my house and not one, single, shooting ever.

Obviously something fishy is going on I just don't know what.
 

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These stories always confuse me. How is it all these people are constantly getting shot in a gun free zone? There's guns all over the place at my house and not one, single, shooting ever.

Obviously something fishy is going on I just don't know what.
I have 5 handguns, a shotgun, an AR-15, and a 30-06 here and nobody has been shot either! Imagine that.
 

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Pfft, one of my rifles is just chilling out in the kitchen right now, and has been most of the evening.

No gun shots, nobody hurt....

Guess mine is defective.
 

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and the chief of police is saying the real problem in chicago is the fact that gun lobbyists are preventing the politicians from implementing MORE gun control laws in the state that already has some of the toughest gun laws in the country.

wow, just wow.
its never the fucking animals doing the crimes fault, its the weapon.
this is what the the chief of one of the largest police departments in the country thinks about people who want to legally own a gun. and they are baffled why the murder rate is so high
 

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Herbert McFarlane told WLS that the loss of Janay is especially hard because she leaves behind a 3-month old son, who likes to wear an "I love Mommy" shirt. The shooting occurred in Lake County, a northern suburb miles from the epicenter of the gun violence on the city's South Side.

"I'm in Lake County to get away from violence and now it happened in Lake County where I moved to," he told WLS.
Hmmm. Let's see... so black people moved out of a violent neighborhood to escape gun violence. Those black people moved to a quiet suburb where there was no gun violence, but when they got there they fell victim to gun violence.

Hmmm... I wonder what the root cause is here... the common denominator... Ah ha! It's guns!
 

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South Side Chicago visitation, teen kid out of wedlock, red dye in her fake hair...

What a good kid.
 
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Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't that make 2 shootings related to an Obama speech in less than a month? There was the girl who sang at his inauguration and now this girl whose sister attended this speech. Ban Obama speeches!
 
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Hmmm. Let's see... so black people moved out of a violent neighborhood to escape gun violence. Those black people moved to a quiet suburb where there was no gun violence, but when they got there they fell victim to gun violence.

Hmmm... I wonder what the root cause is here... the common denominator... Ah ha! It's guns!
they just went from a city ghetto to a suburban ghetto