The story of a 6-month-old shot, dies is making top news headlines this afternoon, as the Washington Post reported this Tuesday, March 12, that a 6-month-old baby girl was killed and her father were seriously injured in a likely gang-related shooting.
Authorities are currently looking for the alleged gunman.
Under the headline, “6-month-old shot, dies: Slain Chicago infant’s father a gang member with long criminal history”, sources report that infant Jonylah Watkins was shot no less than five times this Monday morning during an attack. She died this Tuesday morning, said officials.
The 6-month-old’s father, Jonathan Watkins, is stable but still with serious injuries, having been shot in the side, face, and the buttocks. Witnesses said that the unknown attacker made his way to Jonathan Watkins while changing his daughter Jonylah’s diaper in the front seat.
The tragic infant’s death came as a result of shootings in the lung, liver, shoulder, thigh, and bowels. Police add that the shooting is likely gang-related, as the father is part of a gang and has a criminal history himself.
“No child, certainly not an infant, should be a victim of gang violence,” said one police officer on scene sadly.