Toddler killed in drive-by shooting on Chicago's West Side

Posted February 16, 2017

In the Tuesday shooting, a gunman got out of a vehicle and unloaded at least 12 shots, hitting the man, child and a pregnant woman, 20.

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 two were pronounced dead at area hospitals. She was wounded in the stomach, and was listed in fair condition. Police said the three victims were shot while sitting in a auto in the 2300-block of S. Kenneth Avenue in the North Lawndale neighborhood.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said, "This has got to stop somewhere". The woman runs from the vehicle screaming and yells that she has been shot in the stomach.

It does not appear that Devonte says anything about her nephew, only stating that they shot her boyfriend. 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. Kanari Gentry Bowers, 12, who was shot as she played basketball with friends, remained in critical condition Tuesday evening.

"But it's just ridiculous that we have to keep seeing children pay the price because we can't hold these individuals accountable".

"My gut is telling me that when we finally find this guy, we're going to find that he's a repeat gun offender". At the time of the shooting, Breunna was filming the threesome's journey over Facebook Live, and she happened to catch the gunshots on camera.

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Two children have died this week and one is on life support, he said.

About 11:55 a.m., a 23-year-old man was fatally shot in the 2000 block of East 71st Street in the South Shore neighborhood, according to police.

Lavontay was the third child shot in the city in three days, and the second to die.

President Trump has repeatedly criticized Chicago's violence, and tweeted that he would "send in the feds" if the city did not fix the problem. The victims' names have not yet been released.

Breitbart News reported that over 400 individuals were shot in Chicago between January 1, 2017, and February 14.