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Father of girl shot dead at Chicago McDonald’s was involved in gangs

The father of a seven-year-girl who was shot dead in a possible gang-related shooting outside a Chicago McDonald’s posted on social media that his rivals may have waiting for him just hours before the gunfire erupted.

Jontae Adams, 29, and his daughter, Jaslyn, were in their car in a McDonald’s parking lot on Sunday afternoon when two people started spraying them with bullets. 

The little girl was shot repeatedly and was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. 

Her father, who is a rapper with prior drug convictions, was shot in the torso and remains in the hospital. 

Police, who have released few details about the incident, believe the shooting was gang related. 

Jontae Adams, 29, and his seven-year-old daughter, Jaslyn, were in their car in a McDonald’s parking lot on Sunday afternoon when two people started spraying them with bullets

Just hours before the shooting unfolded, Adams - who goes by the rapper name Tilla - had posted on his Facebook that rivals were likely waiting for him. 'Opps' is a slang word for opposition

Just hours before the shooting unfolded, Adams – who goes by the rapper name Tilla – had posted on his Facebook that rivals were likely waiting for him. ‘Opps’ is a slang word for opposition

Just hours before the shooting unfolded, Adams – who goes by the rapper name Tilla – had posted on his Facebook that rivals were likely waiting for him. 

‘Opps prolly downstairs waiting on me,’ he wrote. ‘Opps’ is a slang word for opposition.

His mother, LaWanda McMullen, confirmed after the deadly shooting that her son was involved with gangs.   

‘I’m not going to sit here and lie and say he wasn’t involved in gangs,’ McMullen told the Chicago Sun Times

‘It was gang related and just stupidity.’  

According to court records, Adams was convicted of an unspecified drugs offense in 2016 and was arrested for possession of heroin in 2018. 

He was out on parole for the 2018 drug conviction at the time of the shooting.  

In 2012, he was also one of several suspected gang members arrested for operating an open-air heroin market in a Chicago neighborhood.  

Police investigate a crime scene where Jontae Adams, 28, and his daughter Jaslyn, 7, where shot on Sunday afternoon. Police, who have released few details about the incident, believe the shooting was gang related

Police investigate a crime scene where Jontae Adams, 28, and his daughter Jaslyn, 7, where shot on Sunday afternoon. Police, who have released few details about the incident, believe the shooting was gang related

The shooting unfolded at about 4.20pm on Sunday in the McDonald's parking lot. A McDonald's employee who asked not to be named said two people got out of a gray car in the drive-thru and started shooting at his car

The shooting unfolded at about 4.20pm on Sunday in the McDonald’s parking lot. A McDonald’s employee who asked not to be named said two people got out of a gray car in the drive-thru and started shooting at his car

Detectives are still investigating what sparked the shooting and said no arrests have been made. 

They believe the McDonald’s shooting is linked to another that occurred less than three hours later that left two people injured outside a Popeyes.

In that second shooting, a 33-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman were at a Popeyes drive-thru window when a gunman opened fire on them. 

The man was shot in the leg and the woman suffered a gunshot wound to her abdomen. 

Meanwhile, Adams remains in a stable condition in hospital and is expected to recover from his injuries.

He has been sharing multiple videos and photos of his daughter in the wake of her killing. 

One of the images he shared was a text message exchange Jaslyn was having with an aunt while they were on their way to the McDonald’s.   

The shooting unfolded at about 4.20pm on Sunday in the McDonald’s parking lot. 

Jaslyn Adams, 7, was hit multiple time and rushed to hospital where she was pronounced dead

Jaslyn Adams, 7, was hit multiple time and rushed to hospital where she was pronounced dead

Jaslyn Adams, 7, was hit multiple time and rushed to hospital where she was pronounced dead

Adams has been sharing multiple videos and photos of his daughter in the wake of her killing. One of the images he shared was a text message exchange Jaslyn was having with an aunt while they were on their way to the McDonald's

Adams has been sharing multiple videos and photos of his daughter in the wake of her killing. One of the images he shared was a text message exchange Jaslyn was having with an aunt while they were on their way to the McDonald’s 

According to court records, Adams was convicted of an unspecified drugs offense in 2016 and was arrested for possession of heroin in 2018. He was out on patrol for the 2018 drug conviction at the time of the shooting

According to court records, Adams was convicted of an unspecified drugs offense in 2016 and was arrested for possession of heroin in 2018. He was out on patrol for the 2018 drug conviction at the time of the shooting 

A McDonald’s employee who asked not to be named said two people got out of a gray car in the drive-thru and started shooting at his car. 

Images from the scene show the car sprayed with bullet holes and shell casings were seen all around the vehicle.  

Distressing video showed police pulling Jaslyn’s body from the car and putting her in a police car to rush her to hospital. 

A person can be heard shouting: ‘Oh s***! They killed a baby!’  

Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Jaslyn was shot several times before her death.

The bullets stuck the girl’s body ‘multiple times’. 

A memorial was held outside the McDonald’s on Monday where staff, police and loved ones released about 100 pink balloons in Jaslyn’s honor.   

Jaslyn was a first grade student at Cameron Elementary School and family say they called her Pinky because it was her favorite color.  

She loved to dance and make TikTok videos, her family said. 

Distressing video showed police pulling Jaslyn's body from the car and putting her in a police car to rush her to hospital. A person can be heard shouting: 'Oh s***! They killed a baby!'

Distressing video showed police pulling Jaslyn’s body from the car and putting her in a police car to rush her to hospital. A person can be heard shouting: ‘Oh s***! They killed a baby!’ 


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