Toddler among 2 dead in shooting on Chicago's West Side

Toddler among 2 dead in shooting on Chicago's West Side”

The toddler was riding in a auto with his pregnant 20-year-old aunt Breunna Devonte and her 26-year-old boyfriend - who has not been named - at around 1:30 p.m. on February 14 when a gunman cut them off, got out of the auto and opened fire on their vehicle.

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 man was Levontay's uncle and a documented gang member with an extensive criminal history that included arrests for armed robbery and burglary, according to police.

The boy was riding in the back seat of a vehicle, with his 20-year-old aunt in the front passenger seat and a 26-year-old man driving, according to authorities, when another man began shooting at them. The woman, who was pregnant, was listed in fair condition after the shooting.

Paramedics were able to revive the boy when they arrived at the scene, but he died from his injuries shortly after.

"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 vehicle".

"I'm sick of it, and I know Chicago is sick of it".

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"We believe this was a targeted shooting, so these people were looking for him", said Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. Lavontay's aunt was on Facebook Live singing along to a profanity-laced Chief Keef song with her boyfriend and captured the shooting on video.

A second vehicle drove by with three people inside. About three minutes later, several shots ring out. "I have a bullet in my stomach", a traumatized Breunna screams.

Someone inside the house can be heard saying, "Call 911!" Last month ended with 51 homicides, with 28 on the first day-the highest since January's 1999 record of 55, according to the Chicago Police Department.

The tragic shooting occurred in the midst of a bloody surge of violence in the nation's third largest city, which has raised the ire of President [Donald] Trump.

He says the child is 2 or 3 years old. The shootings mark the latest spasm of violence in a city struggling to deal with such attacks. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the toddler was resuscitated and was on life support at Stroger Hospital. Both girls were in critical condition on Monday but police have not updated their condition since.

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