A 2-year-old boy and a 26-year-old man were killed and a pregnant woman was wounded in a shooting in Chicago that was streamed live on Facebook by one of the victims.
Two-year-old Lavontay White Jr. was in the backseat of a car that was targeted by gunmen Tuesday about 1:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of South Kenneth Avenue, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Video of the shooting, which you can watch above, was recorded by the unidentified woman who was shot. The video starts with her and the male victim, who has also not been identified, singing and listening to music as they drive. Gunfire and screaming can then be heard.
The 29-minute video includes much of the aftermath of the shooting. The video goes dark about the 2:15 mark of the footage, but audio is still being recorded until someone shuts off the stream about 30 minutes after the shooting.
The pregnant woman and her fetus are expected to survive, police told the Tribune. White, the 2-year-old boy, was revived at the scene, but later died at a local hospital, according to police.
Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said no suspects are in custody, but they believe the man killed in the attack was the intended target.
“We have very promising leads, we have video,” Johnson said. “There’s no doubt in my mind that we’ll find him.”
White was the second child fatally shot in Chicago in recent days. Takiya Holmes, an 11-year-old girl, was shot on February 11 and died Tuesday. She was with her mother and baby brother running errands when she was struck by a stray bullet, police said.
Antwan C. Jones, 19, has been charged with murder in that case.
Chicago has seen a number of violent incidents streamed live on Facebook in the past year, including two other shootings.
And in January, the kidnapping and torture of a mentally disabled teen was streamed live on Facebook by his accused captors. That story made national headlines, as the attacks made derogatory comments about President Donald Trump during the incident. Two women and two men were later arrested and are facing kidnapping and assault charges.
And on Sunday, a Chicago activist, Jedidiah Brown, streamed live video on Facebook during a lengthy standoff with police. He held a gun to his head and threatened to kill himself in the Facebook video. He eventually surrendered without incident.
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