The disturbing video shows a woman and her boyfriend driving in a car and singing, when suddenly the young lady becomes distracted, and the phone falls, with several gunshots in the background. During this shooting, the woman’s young toddler, not pictured in the video, 2-year-old Lavontay White Jr., was killed.
The 20-year-old woman is 4-months pregnant, and was rushed to a hospital immediately after. She and her unborn child are fine. The woman’s boyfriend, a 26-year-old man, was also shot dead. The man was identified to be Lavontay’s uncle.
The man is suspected to be a gang member, and the target of this shooting.
Metro UK reports:
Authorities added Lavontay’s uncle was the probable target and was a gang member.
It was the second shooting to involve a child on the day, with 12-year-old Kanari Gentry Bowers also being seriously injured. She is currently on life support in hospital.
Another child, Takiya Holmes, 11, also died on Tuesday from gunshot wounds sustained on Saturday.
‘These shootings must be a turning point for our city,’ said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
‘Anyone with information about these crimes owes it to the families of these children to come forward.’
The pregnant woman and her dead boyfriend have not been named.