6-month-old, father wounded in shooting

A 6-month-old baby and her father were seriously wounded in a shooting on Chicago’s south side this afternoon.

Police say her father, 28-year-old Jonathan Watkins was changing 6-month-old Johneyela Watkins’s diaper in the front seat of a mini van in the 6500 block of South Maryland in the Woodlawn neighborhood when someone walked up and fired through the drivers side window at 12:45 this afternoon.

The baby girl, Johneyela  Watkins was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital.

With tears in their eyes, family members huddled together for hours at the hospital waiting for answers on her injuries.

Baby shot in drive byIt wasn’t until close to seven tonight when surgery was finished and family heard the worst of it.

Pastor Corey Brooks from New Beginnings Church spoke to media and said Johneyela suffered wounds to her lungs, liver, bowels, leg, and shoulder and asked all of Chicago pray for her survival.

Police say the shooter, a male, took off on foot through an adjacent lot and jumped into a blue mini van.

Family members are asking anyone whose involved to please step forward.

The investigation is ongoing.

61 comments

  • Denise McFadden

    Jessie Jackson, PRESIDENT OBAMA, Louis Farrhakan, Oprah Winfrey, BLACK STAR PROJECT. CAN YOU HELP US? Rite Now IM ashmed of ALL OF YOU, Cant you see that it is DYER?? Get out of the comforts that WE helped you attain. AID & ASSIST OUR COMMUNITY.

  • NAKIA

    WAKE UP AMERICA! THIS IS A PLEA FOR HELP HERE IN CHICAGO JUNE 24 TH 2009 CHASTITY SIMONE TURNER WAS SHOT WITH HER DAD AND KILLED . SHE WAS ONLY NINE YEARS OLD . TOO MANY OF OUR BABIES ARE BEING KILLED BY GUN VIOLENCE …………………GOD HELP US

  • jhenrymitch

    1st. of all I'ld like to say that to the so called gangsta or wanna be gangsta that the Lord God Almighty has a special place in hell for crap like you where your soul will burn in eternal Hell you can bet on it. 2nd of all to you Chicago residence who reelected your Messiah (as your beloved Oprah called him into office) why is that he is silent on this horrific crime

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