Two-Year-Old Chicago Boy Killed In Gang Hit, Cops Say
- Author: Patricia Jimenez Feb 16, 2017,
Feb 16, 2017, 0:24
The latest slaying happened in Humboldt Park about 2:40 p.m.in the 3400 block of West Walnut, where a 62-year-old man was shot repeatedly, police said.
The nephew and her boyfriend, who has not yet been named, were shot in the head and were later pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital.
The three were shot Tuesday afternoon in an alleyway on the southwest side of the city by an assailant who got out of a auto, police said.
Johnson said officials would find the shooter because his department had "promising leads".
A Facebook Live video has captured the moment that a two-year-old boy was shot dead in a vehicle alongside his aunt's boyfriend.
In the Facebook video, the man and woman can be seen singing along to music as they drove into an alley, and the child is seated in the back of the vehicle.
While all the details of the shooting were not yet available, police said they believe it was a gang-related targeted attack.
A toddler and another person have been killed in a triple shooting in Little Village Tuesday afternoon. "I got a bullet in my stomach".
Levontay was among at least three children shot in Chicago in recent days. The mother was four months pregnant and was shot once in the stomach.
Less than an hour later, Kanari Gentry-Bowers, 12, was also struck in the head while playing basketball at her primary school's playground. She and her unborn baby lived, but the boyfriend - a gang member, according to police - died at the scene.
At a press conference on Wednesday about the shooting of 11-year-old Takiya Holmes, Mr Johnson said criminals have no fear of the judicial system.
"Our children shouldn't have to keep paying the price for our inability to hold repeat gun offenders accountable for their actions", Johnson said.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the shooting should be a "turning point".