A 7-year-old girl has tragically been killed in Chicago after she and her father were subjected to a brutal attack while waiting in the drive-thru at a local McDonald's...
And people have been left utterly heartbroken for the little girl and her grieving family.
The story about Jaslyn Adams has shattered my heart in a million pieces 😢— mrs.girl (@whatsgood_tiy) April 19, 2021
I hope they catch whoever killed Jaslyn Adams, that 7 year old girl in a McDonald’s drive thru. Absolutely horrific.— Bianca Pettis (@AnolahBlackFox) April 19, 2021
This baby #JaslynAdams was shot & killed at a McDonalds drive thru today. She was 7 years old! SEVEN, and I don’t see enough people talking about it. Killings are only news in the black neighborhood when the police do it.— T. Murph (@tmurph) April 19, 2021
This is NOT OK. pic.twitter.com/gtQZkc19xE
RIP Jaslyn Adams, my heart hurts for you angel 😔— CC 🌹 (@careyxcarter) April 19, 2021
This is beyond words. I feel like my heart has been torn out reading this information about #JaslynAdams homicide. What is going on in this world? I’m seriously beyond comprehension of what we are doing to ourselves and our children— The Scotts the Limit (@ScottPage1) April 19, 2021
This 7 year old girl Jaslyn Adams who was shot today at the McDonald's drive thru in Chicago, is one of the worst stories I have read about in a long time.— Miles Commodore (@miles_commodore) April 19, 2021
This seven year old girl named Jaslyn Adams was gunned down while waiting in line at a McDonald's drive thru in Chicago on Sunday. This should be a National story and finally bring some light to what's going on in Chicago. pic.twitter.com/0yG7yoa87g— Miles Commodore (@miles_commodore) April 19, 2021
#JaslynAdams. Another child murdered in the inner city. She committed no crime. She will just become another statistic, a victim of a broken society. Get these damn cities, run by Democrats for decades, under control. Do something.— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) April 19, 2021
I refuse to let the #JaslynAdams story get swept under the rug and move on to the next thing.— Miles Commodore (@miles_commodore) April 19, 2021
A 7 year old girl getting gunned down at a McDonald's anywhere in America is not ok.
Especially in Chicago!
heart goes out to Jaslyn Adams' family this morning 💛— | Deceit / Montier / Viau / Avi / Janus | 💖| 💛| (@shadow_does_art) April 19, 2021
she should still be here right now, she was only 7.
Jontae Adams, twenty-nine, was driving through a McDonald's drive-thru on April 18th in Chicago's Homan Square neighborhood when the worst possible thing happened.
His daughter, 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams, was in the car with him when 2 people suddenly started shooting at their car.
A McDonald's employee, who asked not to be named, said 2 people got out of a gray car and started shooting at Adams' silver Infiniti.
Adams reportedly called his mom, Lawanda McMullen, after the shooting and said to her:
"'Ma, come get me. They just shot my baby."
Little Jaslyn was shot 6 times, according to the Chicago Tribune.
A responding police officer took the gravely injured child in a squad car and rushed her to Stroger Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 4:39 pm.
Adams was shot once in the lower back...
And he remains in Stroger Hospital in a serious condition.
Forty-five spent shell casings - twenty-eight from a handgun of one caliber and seventeen from a handgun of another caliber - were found at the scene, according to the police report.
And investigators believe 2 people in a silver Audi approached from Kedzie Avenue and pulled up next to the Infiniti sedan Jaslyn Adams and her father were traveling in.
A person got out of the front passenger seat and a second person got out of the rear passenger seat and both began shooting at the Infiniti, according to the report.
At some point during the barrage of gunfire, the Infiniti rolled forward and "crashed into the McDonalds intercom system in the drive-thru after being struck by multiple" bullets.
The gunmen then got back into the Audi, which sped off west on Roosevelt and south on Sawyer Avenue.
Police believe Adams was the target of a gang-related shooting...
But this is yet to be confirmed.
Since the tragic news broke, people have been taking to social media to express their sympathies for Jaslyn and her family...
Including mayor Lori Lightfoot, who said she is "heartbroken and angered" by the fatal shooting, adding that it was an "unthinkable act of violence."
The community is reeling from such a tragic loss...
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
Including Jaslyn's classmates and teachers at Cameron Elementary.
Rest in Peace, Jaslyn.
Our deepest thoughts and condolences go out to her family during this terrible time.
This is a developing story and updates will be posted accordingly.