Police in Chicago are searching for the person responsible for opening fire on a vehicle on the city’s West Side on Sunday, killing a seven-year-old child.
Family members told CNN affiliate WBBM that Jaslyn Adams and her 29-year-old father were in the drive-thru lane of a McDonald’s when someone fired into their vehicle.
Chicago police Officer Sally Brown said the girl was taken to the hospital in a police vehicle that was already on the scene. The girl was shot several times and died as a result of her injuries. Brown said the male victim was shot in the torso and was in serious condition at the hospital.
According to police, no suspects have been arrested.
Jaslyn’s aunt, Tawny McMullen, told WBBM “It’s really emotional now for my family.” She said, “She was just…sweet and outgoing. Really talkative, really lovable.”
McMullen described it as devastating that a routine father-daughter trip to McDonald’s would result in her niece being shot multiple times.
“Y’all, please put the guns down,” she said. “Our kids want to play. My kids can’t even go out the door because of this violence. Please put the guns down.”
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she is “heartbroken and angered” over the fatal shooting.
She tweeted, “This unthinkable act of violence has no place here. The epidemic of gun violence cutting our children’s lives short cannot go on.”