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The West Side community remembered a girl on Monday, the day after she was shot and killed while with her father at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Homan Square.
Jaslyn Adams sat inside a vehicle driven by her father, Jontae Adams, on Sunday when she was shot six. Police believe Jontae Adams, who survived the shooting, was the intended target.
Hours after the shooting, community members and loved ones called for an end to gun violence. On Monday, the same pleas were heard as family members remembered Jaslyn during a vigil held at McDonald’s where she was murdered.
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Jaslyn Adams 7-year-old girl killed, father shot while sitting at McDonald’s drive.
Jaslyn Adams’ grandfather says the shooting at Roosevelt and Kedzie that took his granddaughter’s life has been difficult to process.
“My grandson came running up to me ‘grandpa, grandpa’, it hurts,” said Johnny Adams.
Jaslyn’s grandparents, surrounded by members of the West Side community, spoke in front of McDonald’s with the letters “Pinky.” Jaslyn’s nickname was “Pinky”. Pink was also the first graders’ favorite color, which many wore at the vigil.
“I have a 4-year-old daughter that I visit this McDonald’s with so often,” said Melissa Conyers-Irvin, treasurer for the city of Chicago. “We could have been in the drive-thru line when this happened.”
According to the Chicago Tribune, 45 casings from two different pistols were found at the scene. Once Chicago police arrived, an officer performed CPR and took Jaslyn to the hospital on his patrol. Doctors were unable to save the young woman’s life.
“I appreciate everything the police did,” McMullen said. “I spoke to the officer who took it out of her and I said, ‘I think what she did was amazing.’
While Jaslyn lived with her mother, she visited her father on occasion. The two always went to McDonald’s to spend time together, the family said. WGN cameras were filmed as the store manager donated 150 free Happy Meals to the children.
The gatherers released hundreds of balloons in Jaslyn’s memory. Community activists and religious leaders also called on the neighborhood to hand over whoever is responsible for the shooting.
“We declare that there will be no omen in the community for the perpetrators of this cowardly crime,” said Reverend Marshall Hatch.
Religious leaders are offering a $ 15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and / or conviction of the shooters responsible. The number to call is (312) 746-8252.
“I know Jaslyn will not die in vain,” said Johnny Adams. “This is the beginning of the change we need.”