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DURATION: :58-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:SOURCE - AP IMAGES/CHICAGO POLICE DEPT. - COURTESY1. Mugshots of Kenneth Williams (L) and Michael Ward (R)---AP IMAGES/Damon Stewart - Courtesy2. Still: Hadiya Pendleton---POOL - EMBARGO CHICAGO - AP CLIENTS ONLY3. SOUNDBITE: Garry McCarthy / Chicago Police Superindentent (transcript below)---AP Images / AP Clients only4. Balloon/Flower arrangement outside Hadiya Pendleton's funeral5. Sheltered area where Pendleton was shot6. Pendleton's coffinPOOL - EMBARGO CHICAGO - AP CLIENTS ONLY7. SOUNDBITE: Garry McCarthy / Chicago Police Superindentent (transcript below)---AP IMAGES/Chicago Police Department - Courtesy8. Still: Michael Ward mugshot9. Still: Mugshots, Ward and WilliamsVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:TWO ACCUSED CHICAGO GANG MEMBERS NOW FACE CHARGES, FOR KILLING A TEENAGE GIRL DAYS AFTER SHE PERFORMED AT PRESIDENT OBAMA'S INAUGURATION.SOUNDBITE: Garry McCarthy/Chicago Police Superintendent' For Hidaya Pendleton and her family, I am happy to report, we have filed charges, approved by the state's attorney's office, in the murder of Hidaya, which we all know happened a couple of weeks ago.'TRACK-2HIDAYA PENDLETON WAS A MAJORETTE AND HONOR STUDENT.ON JANUARY 29-TH, SHE WAS GUNNED DOWN WHILE TAKING COVER DURING A RAINSTORM, JUST A MILE FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA'S CHICAGO HOME.TWO OTHERS WERE WOUNDED.TWO MEN NOW FACE CHARGES.SOUNDBITE: Garry McCarthy/Chicago Police Superintendent'they are Michael Ward, 18 years old, W-A-R-D, and Kenneth Williams, 20 years old. Both were arrested Saturday night.TRACK-3CHICAGO POLICE SAY WARD CONFESSED AND INDICATED THAT PENDLETON WAS NOT THE INTENDED TARGET.POLICE SAY WARD TOLD INVESTIGATORS HE THOUGHT HE WAS SHOOTING AT RIVAL GANG MEMBERS.SANDY KOZEL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.RESTRICTIONS:COURTESY MUGSHOTS Chicago Police DepartmentCOURTESY Hadiya still: Damon StewartPOOL VIDEO: EMBARGO CHICAGO