Gun violence seems to carry a Chicago byline more often than not. This week we learn that 6-month old Jonylah Watkins was shot multiple times ... and died as a result of those gunshot wounds. I hope that our politicians in Washington DC take a moment to think about Jonylah as they look at various gun reform proposals.
Jonylah's mother, Judy Watkins, visited the Cook County medical examiner’s office yesterday to identify the body of her six-month-old daughter. Jonathan is currently at a local hospital recovering from several gunshot wounds he endured during the incident as well.
“She stood there for about 30 seconds or a minute,” he said. “But I could tell she would have stayed there all day. I told them that was enough.”A police source said Watkins may have been the victim of retaliation for alleged links to an earlier robbery and shooting.