Toddler Lavontay White killed in Chicago gang shooting broadcast on Facebook Live

Posted February 16, 2017

Police confirmed Tuesday they're looking at a Facebook Live video that appears to show a shooting that killed a 2-year-old boy and injured a pregnant woman.

Lavontay and the man were shot hit in the head, Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson told the Chicago Tribune.

Two of the victims were pronounced dead at the scene, and a third was taken to an area hospital in critical condition, fire officials said.

The boy's 20-year-old aunt was shot in the stomach, but both she and her unborn child are expected to survive. The 12-year old, Kanari Gentry-Bowers, was also shot Saturday and is now in critical condition at Stroger Hospital. Investigators have "very optimistic leads" in the case, police said, adding that detectives are now analyzing surveillance video from the area. The woman runs from the vehicle screaming and yells that she has been shot in the stomach.

Police say they have a good idea about the identity of the shooter.

Two people were killed in a shooting in Chicago on Tuesday.

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The shooting reportedly occurred while the three were sitting in a auto. "There's no doubt in my mind that we'll find him".

"But it's just ridiculous that we have to keep seeing children pay the price because we can't hold these individuals accountable". Authorities have not released his name or the circumstances of the shooting.

"This has got to stop", Chicago Police Supt. The man, who was in the passenger seat in front of the child, died at the scene and the woman was wounded.

Around 2:58 p.m., officers responded to the 3900 block of S Albany Ave for a report of multiple victims with gunshot wounds, according to Chicago police.

Gang violence in Chicago has gained national attention, with 762 homicides recorded last year-almost 300 more than 2015-and over 3,500 shooting incidents.

Detectives believe the adult male victim had been in some type of dispute with the gunman, according to police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. "We have yet another innocent child in Chicago that could lose their life over senseless gun violence".