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Chicago Victim Baby Jonylah Watkins Dies In Hospital



Little Jonylah Watkins didn’t even have a chance at life.

At only 6 months old, Watkins was shot as she was getting her diapers changed by her father Jonathan Watkins, who, too, was shot.

Jonylah was shot five times in the lung, liver, leg, shoulder, and bowel, The Chicago Tribune reports.

Baby Watkins died Tuesday from her injuries at 1 p.m. in Corner Children’s Hospital, according to CNN.

The elder Watkins, 29, is listed in serious-to-critical condition in Northwestern Hospital. He was shot in his left side and right buttock and suffered a graze wound to the face, authorities told the Tribune.

“I was trying to help. I was trying to help. I was trying to help her,” he told The Chicago Sun-Times in telephone interview. “They told me she didn’t make it.”

Ironically, the baby’s mother was shot while pregnant with little Jonylah.

Pastor Corey Brooks of New Beginnings Church, known to many as the “rooftop preacher” is offering up to $5,000 for information on the gunman.

Brooks called the shooting a “cowardly act,” according to DNAInfo.com.

The gunman is still at-large.

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