6-month-old Chicago infant killed in gang-related violence

On behalf of Romanucci & Blandin, LLC posted in Wrongful Death on Tuesday, March 19, 2013

When a child is fatally caught in the literal crossfire of a gang-related shooting, it can be devastating, to say the least. This senseless act violence and wrongful death can leave many people wondering how it could happen and how it can be prevented in the future.

One Chicago family that is no doubt asking these questions lost their 6-month-old baby as a result of what is believed to be gang-related violence recently. The baby’s father had pulled his van over to the side of the road in order to change the infant’s diaper. As he was standing next to the car attending to the baby, a man came up behind him and shot at him several times.

Although evidence suggests that the gunman was aiming at the father, a bullet hit the baby. The little girl was taken to the hospital where she later died. The infant’s 29-year-old father also received medical attention for his wounds that left him hospitalized in serious condition.

The man who fired the shots took off immediately after the shooting in a minivan. Authorities are still looking for him.

This innocent little baby was the victim of a terrible crime. The man who is responsible for her death should be held accountable for his actions. The infant’s family may wish to speak to an attorney who can advise them on seeking compensation for her death. Once the authorities track down the perpetrator, the family may wish to pursue a wrongful death case against him. Although nothing can ease the pain entirely, this may help them to begin to heal.

Source: Los Angeles Times, “Chicago baby, shot with father during a diaper change, dies,: Matt Pearce, Mar. 12, 2013