A 7-year-old girl was killed and her father was seriously injured in a shooting Sunday at a McDonald’s in Homan Square.
Father Jontae Adams, 28, and daughter Jaslyn were in a car around 4:20 p.m. in the parking lot of a McDonald’s in the 3200 block of West Roosevelt Road when they were shot, police said. Chicago. A McDonald’s employee, who asked not to be named, said two people got out of a gray car while driving and started shooting at the victim’s car.
Jontae Adams frantically called out for her mother, Lawanda McMullen, after the shooting.
“He said, ‘Mom, come get me. They just shot my baby, ”McMullen recalls.
The girl, who has three siblings, was shot several times and taken by police to Stroger Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.
His father was shot in the chest and was also taken to Stroger, where his condition was considered serious, police said.
Jaslyn’s aunt, Tawny McMullen, said her niece was a “beautiful” and “really nice child.”
McMullen said Jaslyn was her 8-year-old daughter’s best friend.
Lawanda McMullen said her granddaughter loved to dance and do TikToks.
Joslyn was a student at Cameron Elementary School. She was nicknamed Pinky “because she was brilliant” and pink was her favorite color, family members said.
Outside Stroger Hospital, family members called for an end to the violence.
“Lay down the guns,” Tawny McMullen pleaded as tears rolled down her face. “Our children want to play, my children cannot even go out because of [the violence.] Please lay down your arms. My 8 year old says she doesn’t even want to go outside to play because she’s afraid of getting shot. It must stop.
Other community activists, including an emotional Andrew Holmes, have also called for a ceasefire.
“You just took someone’s queen. You just took away a mother’s daughter. You just hurt the father – for what? said Holmes, who called the shooting “senseless”.
“All the parents took a child to McDonald’s to get something to eat. Not to have bullets. To the shooter, why? Why? If you had kids, have you ever taken your kids to McDonald’s? “
Marvin Edwards, president of 100 Men Standing, a Cabrini-Green group campaigning against gun violence, urged anyone with information about the shooting to come forward.
“We have had enough. It just doesn’t make sense, ”Edwards said. “Anyone who pulled that trigger on this young woman and committed suicide, trying to find something to eat at McDonald’s, whoever is harboring these people, is denouncing these people. . . We implore you, don’t let this come undone. Put them back right away. This family is currently going through hell because of the actions of some fools.
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No arrests were made.