A 5-month-old baby was killed in a drive-by shooting when a bullet hit her in the top as she sat in her father’s automobile Friday evening, police mentioned.
Baby Cecilia Thomas was in a automobile simply after 6 p.m. when a second automobile approached and opened fireplace on the car, fatally putting her in the top, WLS-TV reported.
An space business proprietor mentioned the Cecilia’s father pulled the automobile over when he heard his daughter crying.
She was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, the place she was later pronounced lifeless, officers mentioned.
A 41-year-old man in a separate automobile checked himself into the University of Chicago Hospital with a gunshot wound to the attention space, police mentioned. He is in good situation.
No suspects have been recognized and no arrests have been made.
At least a dozen grieving family members gathered exterior of Comer Children’s hospital.
A nurse on the hospital, who recognized herself as Jackie, instructed the outlet, “I’ve never in my 61 years of life seen anything like this.”
She has lost two of her personal sons to gun violence and one other son was left paralyzed after he was shot.
“You never know what it’s like to have a broken heart until you go through it,” she mentioned.
The baby’s mom instructed a disaster responder that her daughter was heading dwelling to her on the time of the shooting.
“That’s a 5-month old baby. Nine months she carried that baby, nourished that baby,” Andrew Holmes instructed WLS-TV. “And it takes a damn fool to discharge that weapon and take baby’s life.”
According to statistics from the Chicago Police Department, there have been 282 murders and 1,148 shooting incidents this year to this point, down from 11% and 17% from the identical time interval final year, respectively.