'They Shot My Baby,' Says Father After Daughter Is Killed | 22 Words

A 7-year-old girl has tragically been killed in Chicago after she and her father were subjected to a brutal attack while waiting in the drive-thru at a local McDonald's...

And people have been left utterly heartbroken for the little girl and her grieving family.

Jontae Adams, twenty-nine, was driving through a McDonald's drive-thru on April 18th in Chicago's Homan Square neighborhood when the worst possible thing happened.


His daughter, 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams, was in the car with him when 2 people suddenly started shooting at their car.

A McDonald's employee, who asked not to be named, said 2 people got out of a gray car and started shooting at Adams' silver Infiniti.

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Adams reportedly called his mom, Lawanda McMullen, after the shooting and said to her:

"'Ma, come get me. They just shot my baby."

Little Jaslyn was shot 6 times, according to the Chicago Tribune.


A responding police officer took the gravely injured child in a squad car and rushed her to Stroger Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 4:39 pm.

Adams was shot once in the lower back...

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And he remains in Stroger Hospital in a serious condition.

Forty-five spent shell casings - twenty-eight from a handgun of one caliber and seventeen from a handgun of another caliber - were found at the scene, according to the police report.


And investigators believe 2 people in a silver Audi approached from Kedzie Avenue and pulled up next to the Infiniti sedan Jaslyn Adams and her father were traveling in.

A person got out of the front passenger seat and a second person got out of the rear passenger seat and both began shooting at the Infiniti, according to the report.

At some point during the barrage of gunfire, the Infiniti rolled forward and "crashed into the McDonalds intercom system in the drive-thru after being struck by multiple" bullets.


The gunmen then got back into the Audi, which sped off west on Roosevelt and south on Sawyer Avenue.

Police believe Adams was the target of a gang-related shooting...


But this is yet to be confirmed.

​Since the tragic news broke, people have been taking to social media to express their sympathies for Jaslyn and her family...


Including mayor Lori Lightfoot, who said she is "heartbroken and angered" by the fatal shooting, adding that it was an "unthinkable act of violence."

The community is reeling from such a tragic loss...

Including Jaslyn's classmates and teachers at Cameron Elementary.

Rest in Peace, Jaslyn.


Our deepest thoughts and condolences go out to her family during this terrible time.

This is a developing story and updates will be posted accordingly.