UPDATE March 12, 2013 – 9:30AM EST
Jonylah Watkins, the 6-month-old who was tragically shot yesterday has died this morning.
The Chicago Tribune reports:
A 6-month-old girl died this morning, a day after she and her father were shot several times outside a home in the South Side’s Woodlawn neighborhood, officials said.
Jonylah Watkins had undergone hours of surgery at Comer Children’s Hospital after she was shot early Monday afternoon. “This morning, the baby passed away,” said the Rev. Corey Brooks, a spokesman for the family, “We have another tragedy in the city of Chicago.”
The medical examiner’s office confirmed the death but had no details.
Chicago gun violence continues, this time injuring a 6-month-old baby girl.
The baby and her father were shot multiple times in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood on Monday afternoon. The baby was shot in the shoulder, with the bullet lodging in her left thigh, police told the Tribune. Her father was shot in the left side, right buttocks and suffered a graze wound to his left cheek.
According to DNAinfo Chicago, both the baby and her father are believed to be victims of a drive-by shooting. They were taken to area hospitals and are in serious-to-critical condition.
A DNAinfo report identified the female infant as Johnylah Watkins. The male victim, according to the Tribune, is Jonathan Watkins, the baby’s father
Jonathan Watkins, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, was changing his baby’s diaper in the front passenger seat of a Chevy Venture minivan, just minutes after visiting the girl’s grandmother, when a gunman approached them and opened fire.
In a shocking twist to the incident, the baby’s mother was previously shot while pregnant with Johnylah.
This story is developing.