A man and a 2-year-old boy were shot and killed in an attack that also wounded a pregnant woman Tuesday afternoon in North Lawndale. The woman was streaming video on Facebook Live at the time of the shooting, which occurred in an alley in the 2300 block of South Kenneth Avenue.
The three were in a car in the alley about 1:30 p.m. when another vehicle drove past and someone got out, pulled out a weapon and fired shots, according to Chicago Police. The toddler, Lavontay White; and Lazarec Collins were both shot in the head and taken to Stroger Hospital, where they died, authorities said. Collins lived in the Little Village neighborhood.
The 25-year-old woman was shot in the abdomen, and listed in fair condition at Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. Her unborn child was also listed in fair condition. After the shooting, detectives walked in the alley, pointing occasionally at a maroon four-door sedan with several bullet holes visible in the rear, passenger-side window. The car seemed to have veered into a fence, coming to rest partially in a vacant lot. Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said the woman was the boyâs aunt.