Jontae Adams, 28, and his daughter, Jaslyn, were in a car at a McDonald’s parking lot Sunday near Kedzie and Roosevelt when they were shot. The father called his mother moments after the shooting and broke the news to her.
A 7-year-old girl was killed and her father was seriously wounded in a shooting Sunday at a McDonald’s in the Homan Square neighborhood.
The father, Jontae Adams, 28, and his daughter, Jaslyn, were in a car about 4:20 p.m. in a McDonald’s parking lot in the 3200 block of West Roosevelt Road when they were shot, Chicago police said. A McDonald’s employee, who asked not to be named, said two people got out of a gray car in the drive-thru and started shooting at the victim’s car.
Jontae Adams frantically called his mother, Lawanda McMullen, after the shooting.
“He said, ‘Ma, come get me. They just shot my baby,’” McMullen recalled.
The girl, who has three siblings, was shot repeatedly and was taken by police officers to Stroger Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.
Her father was shot in the torso and also taken to Stroger, where his condition was listed as serious, police said.
Jaslyn’s aunt, Tawny McMullen, said her niece was a “beautiful” and “really sweet child.”
McMullen said Jaslyn was best friends with her 8-year-old daughter.
Lawanda McMullen, said her granddaughter loved to dance and make TikToks.
Joslyn was a student at Cameron Elementary School. She was nicknamed Pinky “because she was bright” and pink was her favorite color, family members said.
Outside Stroger Hospital, family members begged for an end to violence.
“Put the guns down,” Tawny McMullen pleaded as tears streamed down her face. “Our kids want to play, my kids can’t even go out the door because of [the violence.] Please put the guns down, please. My 8-year-old baby says she don’t even want to go outside to play because she’s scared she’s going to get shot. This has gotta stop.”
Other community activists, including an emotional Andrew Holmes, also called for a ceasefire.
“You just took away somebody’s queen. You just took away a mother’s daughter. You just put hurt on the father — and for what?” said Holmes, who called the shooting “senseless.”
“Every parent has taken a child to McDonald’s to get something to eat. Not to get some bullets.”
No arrests have been made.
This is a developing story. Check back for more details.