A 7-year-old girl died and her father was seriously wounded during a shooting at a McDonald’s in Chicago on Sunday afternoon, according to reports.
Jontae Adams, 28, was inside his vehicle with his young daughter, Jaslyn, at the fast food joint in the Homan Square neighborhood at around 4:20 p.m. when someone opened fire on them.
The victims “heard gunshots and felt pain,” Chicago police say.
“A McDonald’s employee, who asked not to be named, said two people got out of a gray car and started shooting at the victim’s car,” the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
During a police response, a witness can be heard yelling, “Oh my god, they killed a baby,” in footage shared to social media.
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The father reportedly called his mother immediately, saying, “Ma, come get me. They just shot my baby.”
Jaslyn, who has three siblings, was pronounced deceased shortly after arriving at hospital.
The child was struck by multiple gunshots, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office concluded, while her father sustained a bullet wound to his torso.
Chicago Police believe the incident may have been gang-related, as a similar shooting unfolded nearby at a Popeye’s approximately three hours later.
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