2 Questioned In Fatal Shooting Of North Chicago Teen Janay McFarlane

Source: Alexandria Fisher and Summer Nettles / NBC Chicago

Police are questioning two men in the murder of an 18-year-old Chicago woman who was killed Friday in a north suburb, officials said Sunday.

Janay McFarlane was shot and killed while leaving a store in North Chicago, hours after her younger sister attended President Barack Obama’s speech on Friday addressing gun violence in Chicago.

McFarlane’s mother, Angela Blakely, said McFarlane was not the intended target and that the bullet was intended for a friend she was with. Blakely said McFarlane had asked two male friends to go with her to the store because she didn’t feel safe walking alone.

Two men followed McFarlane and her friends out of the store, police said, and one of them fired nine rounds, missing his target and hitting McFarlane in the head.

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