By Amy Lukau
Second shooting in Chicago this week was caught on Facebook Live yesterday.
A two-year old boy and a 26-year-old man were killed as a result and a pregnant woman injured.
The child, Levontay has become the second child to die from gun violence in Chicago. Earlier in the week, Takiya Holmes was shot by in the head by stray bullets as she road in her family’s minivan. She died of her injuries in the hospital.
Police are saying the 26-year-old man was the intended target.
Chicago is one of the most racially segregated cities in the U.S., there is little to no violence in the city’s more wealthy communities while there is an exponential increase in much poorer neighborhoods in the south and west side of the city where most shootings are carried out.
“I got a bullet in my stomach … they shot him, oh my God,” the pregnant woman screams after running from the car to a home in the 2300 block of South Kenneth Avenue in the city’s Lawndale section, according to the Chicago Tribune. “I can’t go to the hospital … this bullet in my stomach.”
North Lawndale, where the boy and 26-year-old man were killed, has the second highest violent crime rate in the city, according to a rolling analysis of crime by the Chicago Tribune.