Chicago gun violence: Toddler dies after being shot while riding in vehicle

A toddler was killed on Chicago's gang-plagued West Side Tuesday after he was shot in the head, police said.

Police say White and his uncle were shot in the head while riding in a auto with his uncle's girlfriend.

White and the male were pronounced dead at the scene. But while Breunna sustained gunshot wounds to her stomach, both she and her unborn baby are reportedly in stable condition at Mount Sinai Hospital and are expected to survive. The woman, who was pregnant, was listed in fair condition after the shooting. About three minutes into the video, a series of gunshots were heard as the woman fled from the vehicle to a home of someone she called "Momma", just a few feet away. Superintendent Eddie Johnson told reporters they have footage of the shooting and "promising leads" on the investigation.

"I got a bullet in my stomach ... they shot him, oh my god", the pregnant woman screams after running from the vehicle to a home in the 2300 block of South Kenneth Avenue in the city's Lawndale section, according to the Chicago Tribune.

After about three minutes, gunshots ring out and the expectant mom can be seen running out of the auto. James Johnson, 23, died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

The shooting is the latest in a wave of gun violence that has gripped the city.

"Call 911! They killed him.I have a bullet in my stomach".

Less than an hour later, Kanari Gentry-Bowers, 12, was also struck in the head while playing basketball at her primary school's playground.

The murders came just hours after 11-year-old Takiya Holmes died. "Our children should not have to keep paying the price for our inability to hold repeat gun offenders accountable for their actions".

Police said Wednesday that they were still searching for a suspect in the shooting, which shocked a city already grappling with a surge in violence so severe that it has drawn the condemnation of President Donald Trump.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said that the shooting should be a "turning point".

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