(LIVE) Toddler and man killed, woman wounded in Little Village shooting (Chicago)



 A police car at the scene of a fatal shooting in Little Village on Valentine's Day.

A police car at the scene of a fatal shooting in Little Village on Valentine’s Day.View Full Caption

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LITTLE VILLAGE — A series of gunshots rang out in Little Village in the middle of the day Tuesday, leaving a toddler and an adult dead and another person wounded, police and witnesses said.

One witness heard at least ten shots during the 1:30 p.m. attack in the 2300 block of South Kenneth Avenue, police said.

Helicopter footage from the scene showed police investigating a maroon sedan in an alley. Bullet holes dot the passenger side of the car, with several bullet holes piercing the rear passenger side window.

The shooting reportedly occurred while the three were sitting in a car.

The ages of the victims are unknown, but police said they think the child is 2 or 3 years old. The Tribune reported the other fatality was a man, and the survivor was a woman who could be heard yelling about her baby.

A woman who works in a business near Ogden and Kostner Avenue said “I just head shots and that was it. It had to be over 10 shots. Oh lord, I don’t feel safe over here any more.”

Another witness who works near the scene of the slayings noted police were on the block for the second time in 24 hours. On Monday evening, a drive-by shooting in the 4300 block of West Ogden Avenue led to a 15-year-old boy being grazed in his leg.

“We were in the office and I heard 5 or 6 shots. We heard a car spinning before it sped away,” the man said. “It’s not regular people doing this. It can’t be regular people.”

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The death marked the second child who died Tuesday from gunfire.

Earlier, Takiya Holmes, 11, died from wounds suffered in a drive-by shooting on Saturday in the 6500 block of South King Drive.


Chicago police said the child was 2 or 3 years old and the man was 29. The woman, 25, was shot in the abdomen and was in critical condition, according to fire officials.

A neighbor in his early 50s said it was difficult to tell whether the child was

He said there was a man in the car who was not moving. The woman was alert, the resident said.

“The young lady was just hollering about her baby, she had blood from her stomach,” he said.

Police surrounded an older model maroon four-door car in the alley in the 2300 block of South Kostner Avenue. It had come to rest against an iron fence in the alley, its two front doors open.

The three entrances to the alley were blocked off, as were streets around the scene. Neighbors poked their heads from their porches.

Motorists fought through afternoon rush hour traffic along Ogden as news vans parked on the south side of the street, and a TV helicopter buzzed overhead.

No one was in custody, police said.

The toddler was the second child to die Tuesday from Chicago gunfire. Takiya Holmes, 11, died Tuesday morning from wounds suffered in a shooting Saturday.

A second girl wounded over the weekend, Kanari Gentry Bowers, 12, remained in critical condition Tuesday.

Minutes after the triple shooting police were sent to the 3400 block of West Walnut Street and North Homan Avenue where one man was shot.

Earlier Tuesday, a 30-year-old man was fatally shot in the chest in 4100 block of West 18th Street around 9:30 a.m., according to police. The man was dead on arrival at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to police. Police were releasing no details on the homicide.


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