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2 questioned in fatal shooting of woman

Two people are being questioned in the fatal shooting of a Chicago mother, who was killed Friday.

18-year-old Janay Mcfarlane was shot in the head Friday night while visiting friends in suburban North Chicago.  She was not the intended target.

From inside her Gresham home Sunday, Janay’s mother, Angela Blakley said her daughter, a high school senior was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Just a few hours before Janay’s death,  her 14-year-old sister sat behind President Obama at her high school while he talked about gun violence and the murder of Hadiya Pendelton, a death which Janay took personally.

“ It’s so sad.  She would see the parents on TV crying and be like ‘Mama, I don’t understand,’” Blakley said.  “I never in my wildest dreams thought they’d be talking to me about my own daughter being gunned down. “

Janay had a 3-month-old baby boy and talked often about going to culinary school after graduating in June and about making a difference .  It’s a difference which will now have to be carried on by others.

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