Seven-year-old Jaslyn Adams who was fatally shot Sunday while in a McDonald’s drive-thru on the West Side was from Oak Park, according to the office of the Cook County Medical Examiner, which reported the child lived in the 1000 block of South Ridgeland Avenue.
“I am heartbroken and angered that a 7-year-old child was killed this afternoon on Chicago’s West Side,” said Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot in an April 18 tweet.
“This unthinkable act of violence has no place here. The epidemic of gun violence cutting our children’s lives short cannot go on.”
Adams was in a vehicle with her father when someone opened fire on them at 4:18 p.m., April 18 as the pair sat in the drive thru-lane of a McDonald’s located in Chicago’s Homan Square neighborhood.
Chicago police officers transported Adams and her father, both of whom sustained multiple gunshot wounds, to John H. Stroger Hospital. She was pronounced dead at 4:39 p.m. that same day. ABC Chicago reported Adams’s father was in serious condition.
Members of the North Lawndale community, along with Chicago police officers, gathered April 19 for a vigil and balloon release held in Adams’s honor.