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Toddler Lavontay White killed in Chicago gang shooting broadcast on Facebook Live

Toddler Lavontay White killed in Chicago gang shooting broadcast on Facebook Live

A toddler was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting Chicago Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 14), making him the youngest shooting victim in the city since 2013.

The man, the 2-year-old boy and a 20-year-old woman were shot about 1:30 p.m.in an alley between the 2300 blocks of South Kenneth Avenue and South Kostner Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood. The child was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The woman was rushed to the hospital where she and her unborn child are said to be in stable condition, according to police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi. "He was shot several times and died as a result of his injuries", Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said.

Johnson said officials would find the shooter because his department had "promising leads".

A toddler and a man were fatally shot while riding in a vehicle in Chicago, in a Valentine's Day attack captured in a live video on Facebook.

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Jones spotted three people outside his home, determined they didn't belong there and went inside and got a handgun, police said. Two-year-old Lavontay White was murdered in Chicago on the afternoon of February 14, later dying on February 15, in a gang-related shooting.

Levontay was the second child to die on Tuesday from gun violence in Chicago. They do not know how far into the pregnancy she is, he said. The man was also shot in the head. "We have yet another innocent child in Chicago that could lose their life over senseless gun violence". Recent gun violence in Chicago has garnered national attention, with 2016 ending with a record number of shootings and the most homicides in two decades, according to police.

Over the weekend, two girls ages 11 and 12 were shot in the head by gunmen who were aiming at someone else in an area of the city known for heavy gang activity. The woman is in critical condition.

The Chicago drive-by shooting captured on livestreaming video even prompted a statement from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who bemoaned the senseless death of the 2-year-old boy.


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