03/12/2013 12:06 pm ET

Hadiya Pendleton 911 Tapes Released: Calls Include Description Of Slain Teen's Shooter (AUDIO)

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Tapes of the 911 calls that came moments after the January shooting death of Chicago teenager Hadiya Pendleton are out, and the anonymous callers describe not only the terrifying scene, but the shooter as well.

WGN first obtained the tapes in which several callers describe the Jan. 29 shooting in which Pendleton, 15, was killed while waiting out a rainstorm with friends under a park shelter.

"I just heard shots fired, 44th and Oakenwald. A male black in a blue jacket about 5'8" just went ... northbound on Oakenwald," an anonymous caller said according to NBC Chicago.

The suspect descriptions from one of the calls gave police their first tip that eventually led to the arrests of two men who have been charged with Pendleton's death. Police said one of the men, Michael Ward, 18, told them Pendleton was not the intended target.

First lady Michelle Obama attended Pendleton's funeral, which took place just weeks after the teen had performed at President Obama's inaugural celebration. Obama invited Pendleton's parents to be guests at the State of the Union and the two have become vocal in the push for greater gun control.

Earlier in March, a gun trafficking bill bearing Pendleton's name was approved by a Senate Committee.



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