Shootout at a McDonald's drive thru in Chicago fatally wounds a 7 year-old girl

Chicago police officers work the scene where a child was fatally struck by gunfire inside a vehicle in a McDonald's drive-thru on April 18, 2021. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune)

According to Chicago police, a 7-year-old girl was shot inside a car in a drive-thru lane at a McDonald's restaurant on the city's West Side on Sunday.

According to early reports, the girl and a 29-year-old man were both wounded at the restaurant in the 3200 block of West Roosevelt Road in the city's Homan Square neighborhood around 4:15 p.m.

Jaslyn Adams, of Oak Park, was identified by the Cook County medical examiner's office. On Monday, an autopsy will be performed.

Multiple bullets hit the girl, while the man — whose connection to the child was not immediately clear — was shot in the torso, according to police.

The seriously wounded girl was rushed to Stroger Hospital by officers on the scene, where she was pronounced dead a short time later, according to police. The man was also taken to Stroger, where his condition was identified as critical.

According to police, no arrests have been made as a result of the shooting.

Outside the restaurant, a bullet-riddled Infiniti sedan, in which the victims were injured, sat partially on the curb in the drive-thru lane. Bystanders watched police work the scene from the sidewalk and adjacent shopping center parking lot as more than 38 bullet casing proof markers sat behind the vehicle.

The car's rear window, back passenger side door, and trunk all had numerous bullet holes.

As more than a dozen officers worked in the McDonald's parking lot, a woman standing across the street said, "A baby got fired."

Publish : 2021-04-19 08:04:00

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