Jaslyn Adams Wiki – Jaslyn Adams Bio
Jaslyn Adams and her 29-year-old father were in a McDonald’s driveway when someone pulled into their car, family members of CNN subsidiary WBBM said.
Chicago police are looking for people who opened fire on a car Sunday afternoon and killed a seven-year-old girl on the city’s west side.
Adams was a first-grade student at Cameron Elementary School, according to the Chicago Teachers Union.
She was 7 years old.
Jaslyn Adams Shot Dead
The girl and her 29-year-old father were in a car at the McDonald’s drive-thru near Roosevelt Road and Kedzie Avenue at about 4:15 p.m. when they were both shots.
A McDonald’s employee said two men jumped out of another car, ambushing the family and repeatedly firing into their vehicle. Police said more than 50 gunshots were fired.
Good morning, Chicago. There are children and staff at Cameron Elementary suffering from the devastating loss of a 7-year-old classmate today. It’s pain that runs incredibly deep throughout the entire school community. Think of them, and pray for them.
— ChicagoTeachersUnion (@CTULocal1) April 19, 2021
Adams was struck multiple times in the body, and the man was struck in the torso, police said.
Adams’ grandma, Lawanda McMullen, got the phone call from her son moments after the gunfire.
“I was frantic, and he was frantic. He could not breathe on the phone. He just kept saying, ‘mom, come get me, they just shot up my baby,'” she described.
Police said officers already at the scene placed the badly injured little girl in the back of their SUV and raced toward the nearest hospital.
“He couldn’t breathe on the phone. He was just like, ‘Ma, come get me; they shot my baby, they shot my baby up,'” McMullen said. “They said she came in with no pulse. [They] opened up her chest and did chest compressions but could not get her back.”
The girl was transported to Stroger Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The family believes the child was caught in the middle of a gang-related shooting.
Police have not yet said if the girl’s father, Jontae Adams, was the target. Still, according to records obtained by the ABC7 I-Team, Jontae is currently on parole from Statesville Penitentiary for a drug case.
Jaslyn’s Father Has Criminal History
The 29-year-old father’s long criminal history would make him well known to Chicago narcotics and gang investigators since he’s been charged and convicted with multiple class x felonies.
Now, her family is in mourning.
“It was cowardly. That baby had nothing to do with that. She had a life to live, and they took that from her,” she said.
“Please put the guns down,” said Tawny McMullen, the victim’s aunt. “My 8-year-old baby says she doesn’t want to go out and play because she is scared that she is going to be shot.”
“You pumped six and a half bullets in that baby. That doesn’t make you a man. That doesn’t make you a gangster! Something wrong with you” said community activist Andrew Holmes.
“We get together to march for the police killing people, and we have to march for us killing ourselves. We have to stop this,” said community member Salisha Peterson.