3 dead, 2 wounded in shooting on Chicago's Southwest Side

While the boy was revived at the scene, he and the man were later pronounced dead at a hospital. "Please, please. I can't breathe", the woman can be heard saying, while other noises cannot be clearly deciphered.

On Saturday, 11-year-old Takiya Holmes was shot in the head while travelling on the back seat of a van on the city's South Side.

Police suspect the toddler's uncle, a documented gang member with an extensive criminal history, was the target of the brutal slaying. Despite suffering a wound to her stomach, she and her unborn child survived. "This has just got to stop somewhere".

Speaking to reporters, Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said, "We have very promising leads.there's no doubt in my mind that we'll find him".

Both victims can be seen in the vehicle moments before shots were fired. "Our children shouldn't have to keep paying the price for our inability to hold repeat gun offenders accountable for their actions", as well as first-time gun offenders, he added.

Two people were killed and another critically wounded in a shooting in the Brighton Park neighborhood on Chicago's Southwest Side Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. Who Died February 14th 2017, 2 weeks after his second birthday.

The president was likely responding to a report by the Chicago Tribune that shooting rates though the first few weeks January were already outpacing that of 2016.

Shootings in Chicago have reached a two-decade high, with 4,000 shooting victims and 762 homicides a year ago, according to the Washington Post. Five people were killed that day, including 2-year-old Lavontay.

Get free real-time news alerts from the Chicago Patch. "These are normal rites of passage of childhood". It was the city's deadliest year since the mid-1990s, with an average of almost 10 shooting incidents a day. Speaking to the epidemic, the city's mayor, Rahm Emanuel, has called for "meaningful gun control" and harsher sentencing for people who commit crimes with guns.

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