Toddler, woman wounded, man killed in Chicago
- Author: Alfonso Moody Feb 16, 2017,
Feb 16, 2017, 1:02
A tragic drive-by shooting in Chicago was caught on video on Wednesday, with the Facebook Live streaming video reportedly showing an attack that left two people dead including a 2-year-old boy. Shots could be heard, and the woman ran from the vehicle screaming for help, all while the video continued to roll.
The little boy who died, police say, is the nephew of a pregnant woman who was also shot.
The latest nonfatal shooting happened about 7:15 p.m.in Humboldt Park when a auto 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. The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office identified the child as Lavontay White.
Police confirmed Tuesday they're looking at a Facebook Live video that appears to show a shooting that killed a 2-year-old boy and injured a pregnant woman.
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White and the male were pronounced dead at the scene. Guglielmi said she is pregnant and that both she and her unborn baby are now in fair condition. Over the weekend, over 20 people were shot, with five fatalities. Police said the officers thought the SUV matched the description of the vehicle wanted in the toddler's death.
"But it's just ridiculous that we have to keep seeing children pay the price because we can't hold these individuals accountable".
Past year in Chicago there were 762 homicides and more than 3,500 shooting incidents - totals that far eclipsed those in 2015. Two people forced their way inside, and then shot through the door of a 19-year-old man's room before taking off, police said. Eddie Johnson said at the crime scene.
Investigators were reviewing surveillance video from the area, and investigators had promising leads about the gunman, Johnson said. ABC 7 reported the 11-year-old, Takiya Holmes, was shot on Saturday and died Tuesday.
"We have economic issues in this city that we have to address", he said.