Two-Year-Old Chicago Boy Killed In Gang Hit, Cops Say
- Author: Sidney Guerrero Feb 16, 2017,
Feb 16, 2017, 1:03
At least four people have been wounded in shootings in Chicago since mid-afternoon Monday, according to police.
The killing happened around 1:30 p.m. CT, as the man, boy and the boy's pregnant aunt were driving through the city's west side.
The 26-year-old was reportedly a known gang member and more than likely the target of the shooting. Over the weekend, over 20 people were shot, with five fatalities.
"Every parent, regardless of where they live, should be able to take their child for a walk to the park or a ride in the auto", he said. "I got a bullet in my stomach".
The chilling footage purported to show the three victims in a auto when another vehicle pulled up and a gunman got out and opened fire, according to officials. The woman and her unborn child are expected to survive.
Lavontay White, his aunt and her boyfriend were driving in Chicago when a gunman cut them off, got out of the auto and opened fire on their vehicle. This year is off to a almost equally grim start, with more than 60 murders and 300 shooting victims, according to police data. Two-year-old Lavontay White was murdered in Chicago on the afternoon of February 14, later dying on February 15, in a gang-related shooting. Both were shot in the head.
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The latest nonfatal shooting happened about 7:15 p.m.in Humboldt Park when a vehicle pulled up to a 22-year-old man who was walking in the 1600 block of North Keeler, and someone inside shot him in the back and buttocks.
"Anyone with information about these crimes owes it to the families of these children to come forward", Emanuel said. Bowers died Tuesday, while Holmes remains on life support.
Lavontay and his aunt's boyfriend were both shot in the head and were later pronounced dead.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said, "This has got to stop somewhere". Police say no arrests have been made.
Johnson went on to call out lawmakers who have stalled on gun control legislation in Chicago, saying it is needed to help stem the violence.