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Reward In Hadiya Pendleton Murder Reaches $30K

By Chuck Sudo in News on Feb 1, 2013 6:45PM

Nate Pendleton is comforted near the neighborhood park where his daughter Hadiya was killed on Jan. 30, 2013 in Chicago. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The reward for information leading in the case of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, whose murder earlier this week made national headlines and sparked another discussion about Chicago's murder rate and gun control, now stands at $30,000.

Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy told NBC 5 the department is receiving "a ton of tips" from the community, "from rumors to whatever they know."

"Something's gonna pan out," McCarthy said.

Pendleton was waiting out Tuesday's rains with friends at a bus shelter when someone approached them and opened fire. Her death garnered national attention due to her being an model student and her performing with her high school marching band at President Obama's inauguration last week.

McCarthy was also expected to participate in a march in honor of Pendleton Friday morning.