Girl Fatally Shot at Mcdonald's Drive-thru, Dad Seriously Injured

A young girl was fatally shot and her dad seriously wounded at a Chicago McDonald's drive-thru.

The seven-year-old girl and man, 29, were in their vehicle at the McDonald's drive-thru on the 3200-block of W. Roosevelt at around 4:15 p.m. on Sunday.

According to ABC7, a McDonald's employee saw two men jump out of another car in the drive-thru lane and open fire when they got close to the vehicle.

The young girl was shot multiple times and the man was hit in the torso. At least 30 shell casings were found close to the car.

Officers at the scene of the shooting placed the injured girl and man in their SUV and drove to the closest hospital, according to the news outlet.

Tragically, doctors pronounced the girl dead after she arrived at Stroger Hospital. They continued to treat her dad who was in a serious condition.

Adams' family told CBS Chicago named the girl as Jaslyn Adams and said the man, Jontae Adams, who was shot was her father.

Tawny McMullen, Adams' aunt, said: "It's really emotional now for my family. She was just the sweet and outgoing, really talkative, really loveable."

She continued: "Y'all, please put the guns down. Our kids want to play. My kids can't even go out the door because of this violence. Please put the guns down."

Police are now searching for the suspects and an investigation has been launched.

Newsweek has contacted the Chicago Police Department for comment.

I am heartbroken and angered that a 7-year-old child was killed this afternoon on Chicago's West Side. This unthinkable act of violence has no place here. The epidemic of gun violence cutting our children's lives short cannot go on.

— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) April 19, 2021

In a tweet, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she was "heartbroken" after learning about the shooting.

It read: "I am heartbroken and angered that a 7-year-old child was killed this afternoon on Chicago's West Side.

"This unthinkable act of violence has no place here. The epidemic of gun violence cutting our children's lives short cannot go on."

Marvin Edwards, the president of 100 Men Standing, a group that campaigns against gun violence, called on those who knew anything about what happened to come forward, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

He added: "We are sick and tired of this, it makes no damn sense.

"Whoever pulled this trigger on this young lady and took her life, trying to get something to eat from McDonald's, whoever is housing these individuals, turn these people in. We are pleading with you, do not let go undone. Turn them in right away. This family are going through hell right now because of the acts of some fools."

The shooting happened at a Chicago McDonald's
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