Toddler Among 2 Killed In Little Village Triple Shooting, Police Say

Chicago Police reportedly said Lavontay White, Jr. and the adult male were both shot in the head and later died at the hospital.

The woman was live streaming on Facebook when bullets rang out in the background.

Levontay was among at least three children shot in Chicago in recent days. Holmes, hit by a stray bullet while sitting in a parked vehicle with her mom and brother on Saturday night, died Tuesday morning.

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Police are looking for surveillance video and say they have promising leads on who fired the deadly shots. Relatives told the newspaper she was about four months pregnant and is expected to survive. "Call 911! They killed him..." "I can't go to the hospital ... this bullet in my stomach". "Please, please, I can't breathe". "Oh my God, Lord, please".

Just minutes earlier, the woman, who is reportedly four months pregnant, was seen chewing gum, smiling and singing into her cellphone as she sat in the passenger seat of auto driven by her 26-year-old boyfriend and a 2-year-old boy, Levontay White Jr., in the backseat. 2, was riding in a vehicle with his aunt, Breunna Devonte, 20 and her boyfriend, 27, who, according to police, was a known gang member. "There's no doubt in my mind that we'll find him".

"We have yet another innocent child that can lose (his) life over senseless gun violence", Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said at the scene of the shooting shortly before police announced that Lavontay had died from his injuries.

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In the North Lawndale area, a 15-year-old boy suffered a graze wound to the leg in the 4300 block of West Ogden Avenue about 5:35 p.m., according to a police media notification. He also urged that homicides and shootings in the city of Chicago "has got to stop" following the recent killings of children.

"They just don't fear it, and until we create that mental accountability to them to not pick up a gun, we're going to continue to see this cycle of violence", Mr Johnson said.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the shooting should be a "turning point". The man was Levontay's uncle and a documented gang member with an extensive criminal history that included arrests for armed robbery and burglary, according to police. But on the heels of a very violent year, which saw more gun violence and bloodshed than any year since the early 1990s, the video only captures a narrow view of the very precarious state of crime control in the city.

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Since January, there have been 76 reported homicides.


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