In what sounds to cruel to be true, 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins was shot dead. A man opened fire on the car in which her father was changing her diaper. She was shot five times!
Jonylah was wonded in her lung, liver, leg, shoulder and bowel or intestine. Taken into surgery, she spent several hours on the operating table and then in a critical condition but didn’t survive.
Jonylah's father was also wounded in the shooting -- being struck in the side and buttocks, plus a graze wound to his cheek -- and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious-to-critical condition.
He told the Chicago Sun-Times that he had no idea who opened fire on him and his child.
Strangely, sources told the paper that the shooting was possibly prompted by an angry Facebook post while the police think it may be a gang related shooting as the father has known gang affiliations.
Whatever the case may be, killing a child cannot be justified. If there ever was an example of gun violence in America getting out of hand, this is it!