Toddler Among 2 Killed in Chicago Shooting in Broad Daylight
- Author: Terrell Bush Feb 16, 2017,
Feb 16, 2017, 0:22
The 20-year-old man was shot just before 3:20 p.m.in the 8300 block of South Sangamon Street, according to a police media notification. The 26-year-old and Lavontay were shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was shot in the abdomen and taken in fair condition to Mount Sinai Hospital. She is now in fair condition. Authorities said the unidentified gunman opened fire on the couple and the child while their auto was in an alley.
"We have very promising leads", Johnson said at a news conference.
After about three minutes, gunshots ring out and the expectant mom can be seen running out of the auto.
A toddler and another person have been killed in a triple shooting in Little Village Tuesday afternoon. "I have a bullet in my stomach", a traumatized Breunna screams. They do not know how far into the pregnancy she is, he said.
Johnson told reporters his "gut feeling" was that the shooter in the killing of two-year-old Lavontay will also turn out to be a repeat gun offender.
The video shows motorists riding and listening to music, with a 2-year-old boy in the back seat.
President Trump has repeatedly criticized Chicago's violence, and tweeted that he would "send in the feds" if the city did not fix the problem.
At least 11 people were shot across Chicago's South and West sides on Valentine's Day, leaving a toddler and four more people dead. Investigators believe it was her boyfriend in the vehicle who was the target, according to police.
A man was in critical condition following an earlier shooting in the Gresham neighborhood.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has said he would welcome federal help and additional funding to complement the efforts of local law enforcement.