Friends, family mourn slain baby

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It was an emotional night on the south side as friends and family gathered for at a visitation for a baby who was shot and killed last week.

Mourners couldn’t hold back their sadness and frustration at seeing the tiny body of Jonylah Watkins.  Tears streamed down their faces after leaving the Leak & Sons Funeral Home.
While family, friends & even strangers mourned, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said detectives are closer to finding the killer.
One week ago, Jonylah was shot once while sitting in her father’s lap in their minivan at 66th & Maryland. Jonathon Watkins, who has a long criminal background, was the intended target, shot by a rival gang member.

He survived and has been cooperating with police.


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