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Tragedy Hits Chicago Again, Two Young Children's Lives Snuffed Out by Gun Violence (UCNN 02/15/17
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1. Reuters - An 11-year-old girl shot in the head over the weekend died on Tuesday and a toddler was killed by gunfire during a triple shooting as Chicago continued its struggle to curb gun violence. Takiya Holmes, 11, who was shot on Saturday evening, died Tuesday morning, Andrew Holmes, her cousin, said in a telephone interview. She was one of two young girls shot in the head in separate incidents during the weekend. Police are investigating but no suspects are in custody, Estrada said.
2. Chicago Tribune - In a shooting caught on Facebook Live, a 2-year-old boy and a 26-year-old man were killed and a pregnant woman was wounded when a gunman opened fire as they drove down an alley in Lawndale Tuesday afternoon. Seconds earlier, the woman had been posting video on Facebook Live as she drove with her boyfriend at her side and the toddler, Lavontay White Jr., in the backseat. The couple is singing along to music when several shots are fired at the car. Lavontay and the man were both hit in the head. Superintendent Eddie Johnson said paramedics were able to revive the boy at the scene, but he was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital, as was the man. The woman, age 20, and her baby were both listed in fair condition at Mount Sinai Hospital. Family members said the baby was about four months along and was expected to survive. No one was in custody late Tuesday afternoon, but investigators suspect the man was the intended target.