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6 dead, at least 6 wounded in city shootings

16 February 2017

A Chicago toddler was shot and killed on Tuesday in what police suspect was a "gang hit" on a man in a vehicle with her, just a few days after two young girls were shot in the head.

According to the report, the 2-year-old was sitting in a auto that was being driven by his aunt when he was shot in the head. The man, who was in the passenger seat in front of the child also died at the scene, while the aunt, who is pregnant, was shot in the stomach. She is now in fair condition.

The chilling footage purported to show the three victims in a auto when another vehicle pulled up and a gunman got out and opened fire, according to officials.

Chicago Police Superintendant Eddie Johnson said nobody was in custody but the department has several leads. She runs into a house and yells, "They shot him ..."

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

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel released a statement to say that when children are killed "our consciences are shaken and are hearts are broken".

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Holmes was pronounced dead on Tuesday while Gentry-Bowers remains in a critical condition.

"My gut is telling me that when we finally find this guy, we're going to find that he's a repeat gun offender". Police said the officers thought the SUV matched the description of the vehicle wanted in the toddler's death.

Footage of the shooting goes dark after the woman gets inside the home, where she pleads to her mother for help but tells her she can not go to the hospital because she might be taken to jail.

A teenage boy and a man were shot in an attack in the 4600 block of North Winthrop Avenue in the Uptown neighborhood about 6:45 p.m., according to a police meida notification.

Chicago has seen a recent spike in gun violence.

The violence has continued this year, with at least 76 homicides reported so far in 2017. "I was promised that we would have some gun legislation in January and it's now the middle of February and it's still not here", Johnson said.