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Friday 31 July 2015

Drive-by shooter kills baby girl

Published 12/03/2013 | 15:07

A six-month-old girl has been killed in a US gangland shooting (AP)
A six-month-old girl has been killed in a US gangland shooting (AP)

A six-month-old baby was shot dead after being hit five times in a suspected Chicago gangland attack on her father.

The girl was shot while her father, believed to have links to the city's gangs, was changing her nappy.

Jonylah Watkins died in hospital. Her father, Jonathan Watkins, was also shot and remained critically ill in hospital.

Police are scouring the city's South Side district of Woodlawn where the attack happened and looking for security footage that might help them track down the shooter. Witnesses say the attacker fled in a blue van.

The gunman approached Mr Watkins while he was standing outside his van and changing his daughter's nappy while she was lying in the front seat.

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