This is a really interesting article on Hidaya Pendleton's neighborhood.
There was a surveillance video showing kids running away from the shooting, and it showed the neighborhood in the background. It was full of graystones and the type of high end new construction you see in nice Chicago neighborhoods.
It turns out that the neighborhood is Kenwood, the same one that Obama's home is in. It is just north of the Museum of Science and Industry, just off Lake Shore Drive. Since Chicago knocked down the public housing, the neighborhood has been gentrifying.
But what I found most interesting in the article is that it is the children of the newcomers that are joining the gangs. Middle class black teens find the gangs irresistible.
This is something I have noticed before, in my own life. The biggest thugs are African American middle class kids who are thug wannabees. It is a strange situation. Criminality is for some reason seen as authentic.
If it turns out that the murderers were middle class, from that neighborhood, I won't be surprised.