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.
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.