A seven-year-old girl was shot dead during a gruesome act of violence during a McDonald’s drive-in in Chicago on Sunday afternoon.
It happened just after 4pm in the Homan Square neighborhood of the Windy City.
Jaslyn Adams, 7, was hit multiple times and rushed to hospital where she was pronounced dead. Her father, Jontae Adams, 28, was also seriously injured when the couple waited in line in the family car to get food.
The police are still hunting the suspect. It is not clear what led to the shooting.
On video taken by those on the scene, officers see the little girl pulling the little girl out of the car and rushing her in the back of a police car to get her to the hospital as soon as possible.
A person can be heard shouting, ‘Oh s ***! They killed a baby! ‘
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Seven-year-old Jaslyn Adams was fatally shot on Sunday afternoon while her father sustained gunshot wounds while in a vehicle at a McDonald’s drive-thru.
A police commander walks by as police investigate a crime scene where Jontae Adams, 28, and his daughter Jaslyn, 7, were shot, resulting in Jaslyn’s death.
Police are investigating a crime scene in the Homan Square neighborhood of Windy City
The police are still hunting the suspect. It is not clear what led to the shooting
Police are investigating a crime scene where Jontae Adams, 28, and his daughter Jaslyn, 7, at a McDonald’s drive-thru, Sunday April 18
According to Chicago police, both victims were in the vehicle when they “ heard gunshots and felt pain. ” The car was riddled with at least 15 bullet holes
Jontae Adams frantically called his mother, Jaslyn’s grandmother, Lawanda McMullen, after the shooting.
‘He said,’ Mom, come and get me. They just shot my baby, ”McMullen said Chicago Sun Times.
Jaslyn’s aunt, Tawny McMullen, said her niece was a “beautiful” and “very sweet child.”
The girl was hit several times and was taken to Stroger Hospital by Chicago police officers, where she was pronounced dead
The shooting took place just after 4 p.m. in Chicago’s Homan Square neighborhood
Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that Jaslyn, of Oak Park, was shot several times for her death.
The bullets went ‘multiple times’ into the girl’s body while her 28-year-old father was hit in the torso.
Their car was riddled with bullet holes and casings could be seen all over the vehicle.
Police said the shooting was believed to be gang-related.
The couple were both rushed to John Stroger Hospital, where Jaslyn was pronounced dead. According to the police, the father is currently in a serious condition.
The exact circumstances that led to the shooting remain unclear.
There are no suspects in custody yet, but detectives are investigating the shooting
Marvin Edwards, president of 100 Men Standing, an anti-gun violence group, encouraged anyone with information about the shooting to come forward.
‘We’re tired of this. “It doesn’t make any sense,” Edwards said.
“Whoever pulled this trigger on this young lady and took her life, trying to get something to eat from McDonald’s, whoever houses these people turn these people in … We beg you, don’t let this be undone. Hand them in immediately. This family is going through hell right now because of the actions of some fools. ‘
People can leave tips anonymously by calling 1-800-U-TELL-US or sending a message to the Chicago Police Department text line at 274637.