A shooting at a McDonald’s drive-through in Chicago has resulted in the death of a 7-year-old girl.
Officials say the incident happened Sunday around 4:20 p.m. in the 3200 block of West Roosevelt in the Homan Square neighborhood.
Police say the man and his daughter Jaslyn were shot while sitting at the eatery’s drive-through in what is believed to be a targeted gang-related shooting.
On Monday, ABC7 reported that a McDonald’s employee said two men jumped out of a car and began shooting at Jaslyn and her father. Police say more than 50 gunshots were fired.
While WGN and ABC7 report the male victim to be named Jontae Adams, People has identified him as Janate Adams.
Though authorities put Jaslyn in a squad car and administered CPR while she was transported to John H. Stroger Hospital, she was later pronounced dead.
At a press conference after the incident, community activist Andrew Holmes claims the young girl was shot six times.
The father — who was reportedly shot in the torso — was also transported by Chicago Fire paramedics to the hospital, where he is listed in stable condition. Police say he will likely recover from the shooting.
Family members told WGN that Jaslyn — affectionately known as “Pinky” — attended Cameron Elementary School and loved to dance and make TikTok videos.
Jaslyn’s relatives said she lived with her mother but visited her dad on occasions and two enjoyed going to McDonald’s together.
While speaking to the outlet, Jaslyn’s aunt Tawny McMullen denounced gun violence.
“Please put the guns down,” McMullen said. “Our kids want to play. They can’t even walk out the door because of the gun violence. My 8-year-old baby says she doesn’t even want to go out and play because she scared she’s gonna get shot.”
The outlet says Jaslyn leaves behind three siblings.
As of this writing, Area Four detectives are investigating the incident. No suspects are currently in custody.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this senseless tragedy.