A young boy and his uncle were killed in a shooting that was streamed on Facebook live on Valentine’s Day
The two-year-old and his uncle, 26, were in a car they were going somewhere with the boy’s aunt, 20, Tuesday when they were ambushed by a man.
The toddler, Lavontay White, had been in the back seat when he was shot in his head.
He passed away in the hospital, making him the third young child to be killed in Chicago due to gunfire in only four days.
Both his aunt and his uncle were sitting in the front, filming their trip as they sang along to music at the time of the shooting.
In the footage on Facebook, shots are heard, rapidly one after the other, as the aunt, who has yet to be named, screamed and ran out of the vehicle
She is reportedly pregnant, but despite injuries to her stomach both she and the unborn baby survived.
Police are still investigating but have examined the haunting footage and are hunting for the unidentified suspect. They believe that the uncle, Lazarec Collins as he was identified by officials, was supposedly the target of the attack, which they believe to be gang-related.
The chief of police, Eddie Johnson, stated: “This has just got to stop somewhere.
“Our children shouldn’t have to keep paying the price for our inability to hold repeat gun offenders accountable for their actions.
“I’m sick of it, and I know Chicago is sick of it.”
Saturday, an 11-year-old girl, Takiya Holmes, was also shot in her head as she sat in the back of a van in Chicago’s South Side. She passed away after three days.
In that case, Antwan Jones, 19, was charged with murder when he confessed to the killing.
Kanari Gentry-Bowers, 12 years old, had been shot as she played with friends outside her school Saturday. She also died only four days after the event.
Donald Trump voiced concerns regarding Chicago’s growing violence On Twitter, he threatened if Chicago does not fix the situation, he will “send in the Feds” to fix it.