Chicago toddler's fatal shooting streamed live on Facebook

16 February, 2017, 01:14 | Author: Priscilla Morrison

Two people, including a 2-year-old boy, were killed and a pregnant woman was wounded in a shooting captured on Facebook Live as they drove in Chicago, where the latest spate of gun violence "must be a turning point" for the city, according to the mayor.

Chicago Police said the 26-year-old male who was also in the vehicle, whose name has not been released, is a known gang member.

The two-year-old boy, identified by United States media as Lavontay White, was shot in the head on Tuesday and died later at a hospital.

The boyfriend, whose name has not yet been released, was pronounced dead at the scene. A 20-year-old woman was also hospitalized after she was shot in the stomach. The 12-year old, Kanari Gentry-Bowers, was also shot Saturday and is now in critical condition at Stroger Hospital.

Three minutes into the video, there are gunshots, as the vehicle fired upon in an alley.

"We have very promising leads, we have (surveillance) video so there's no doubt in my mind that we'll find him", Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said at a news conference.

It does not appear that Devonte says anything about her nephew, only stating that they shot her boyfriend.

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Two people were killed in a shooting in Chicago on Tuesday. Both girls were in critical condition on Monday but police have not updated their condition since.

Visibly angry, Johnson again demanded legislative action for repeat gun offenders. He took himself to Norwegian American Hospital and was stabilized at Stroger Hospital, police said.

Around 2:58 p.m., officers responded to the 3900 block of S Albany Ave for a report of multiple victims with gunshot wounds, according to Chicago police.

Chicago police investigate the scene of a fatal shooting near Ogden and Kostner avenues in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago.

Lavontay was the third child shot in the city in three days, and the second to die. Two officers were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and two males who were in the Nissan refused medical attention.

The violence has continued this year, with at least 76 homicides reported so far in 2017.

"Anyone with information about these crimes owes it to the families of these children to come forward", Emanuel said.

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