Sadly, late this afternoon there was a shooting at a McDonald’s drive thru in Homan Square, leaving a 7-year-old dead and a 29-year-old man seriously injured. As reported by Chicago police, Sunday, around 4:15pm, a young girl named Jaslyn Adams and her father was sitting in a vehicle in the 3200 block of West Roosevelt at a McDonald’s drive-thru when they heard gunshots, and it appears that they didn’t know they had been shot until they started feeling pain.
The Chicago police are unsure as to what let up to the shooting. However, upon their arrival they reportedly found at least 30 shell casing surrounding the vehicle, the side tinted windows were shot out, and there were bullet holes left in the frame and back window.
According to a McDonald’s employee two men jumped out of another vehicle, ambushed the vehicle, and repeatedly opened fire. Adams was shot multiple times and her father was shot in the torso. They were both taken to Stroger hospital where Adams was pronounced dead and her father who survived the shooting is in serious condition.
Jaslyn’s aunt, Tawny McMullen told CBS news that her niece who loved laughing and Tik Tok videos, was sweet, outgoing, really talkative and really lovable.
No suspects have been taken into custody at this time.
Sunday’s shooting comes just four days after a 7-year-old boy was shot dead and his mother Addiscia Ball, 28, injured while in their home in Palm Beach, Florida. According to news reports, a shooter walked into the Riviera home and opened fire while the family was asleep. The father and another child who was also in the home were not injured in the shooting. The 7-year-old and his mother were both rushed to the hospital where the mother survived, and the child died due to multiple gunshot wounds.
Tamara Anderson is a freelance writer in the Chicagoland area. She has featured articles in multiple entertainment and hip-hop media outlets.