CHICAGO — A father was changing his infant daughter’s diaper in a parked minivan when a gunman walked up and shot both Monday afternoon in the South Side’s Woodlawn neighborhood, Chicago police said.
The 6-month-old, identified by family members as Jonylah Watkins, underwent hours of surgery at Comer Children’s Hospital after she was shot in her right shoulder and a bullet lodged in her left thigh, police said. A police spokesman wasn’t sure if she had been shot once or twice. She was in critical condition Monday evening, according to a Fire Department spokesman.
Jonathan Watkins, 29, was shot in his left side and right buttock and sustained a graze wound to the face, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious-to-critical condition, fire officials said.
Police said the gunman emerged on foot from a gangway in the 6500 block of South Maryland Avenue shortly before 1 p.m. and opened fire. Watkins was shot as he stood by the minivan’s open front passenger door changing his daughter’s diaper as she lay on the seat, police said.
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