Fatal shooting killed two in Chicago including toddler captured on Facebook live
- Author: Phil Peters Feb 16, 2017,
Feb 16, 2017, 1:00
Emergency medical personnel were able to revive the boy, for a time, before pronouncing him dead at a nearby hospital. Johnson said he was a documented gang member and known to police. Authorities said the unidentified gunman opened fire on the couple and the child while their auto was in an alley. The boyfriend's identity was not revealed pending family notification. The woman then runs from the auto into the home of someone she appears to know. The entire incident was streamed over Facebook Live. She had been streaming video on a Facebook Live feed that captured the attack.
Both Lavontay and his aunt's boyfriend were shot in the head, later being pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital. The shootings were not connected, but occurred 25 minutes apart of each other.
In more Austin violence, a 28-year-old man was shot in the leg about 11:15 a.m.in the 1300 block of North Mayfield, police said. Takiya Holmes, 11, passed away Tuesday morning after suffering from wounds inflicted on Saturday.
"This has just got to stop somewhere", a visibly upset Johnson said during Tuesday's news conference, footage of which was posted to the department's Facebook page. But police say they already have good leads, including video.
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Jones spotted three people outside his home, determined they didn't belong there and went inside and got a handgun, police said.
"We just can not afford to continue to see our children being shot down for things that they have no involvement in", Johnson said.
Breitbart News reported that over 400 individuals were shot in Chicago between January 1, 2017, and February 14. State police have said that the gun violence in the city is spilling onto the expressways.
"One victim of one shooting is one too many, but when innocent childn are caught in the crossfire of gun vipolence and young people have their childhood stolen by stray bullets, our consciences are shaken and our hearts are broken", Emanuel said in a statement. "These shootings must be a turning point for our city".