Pregnant Woman Loses Baby After Shooting Captured on Facebook Live on Chicago’s West Side

Lazarec Collins (left) and his nephew, Lavontay White, were killed in a shooting Tuesday in North Lawndale. | family photo

A pregnant woman who was injured in a West Side shooting that left both a 2-year-old boy and his 26-year-old uncle dead has lost her baby, a family member said Friday.

The fatal attack in an alley in North Lawndale was partially captured on a Facebook Live video that was being streamed by the pregnant woman when the shooting started.

The three were in a car in the alley in the 2300 block of South Kenneth Avenue about 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday when another vehicle drove past and someone got out and pulled out a gun, according to Chicago Police.

The toddler, Lavontay White Jr., and his uncle, Lazarec Collins were both shot in the head, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

The 20-year-old pregnant woman, Lavontay’s aunt, was shot in the abdomen and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. Authorities initially said her baby would survive.

But on Friday, a family member said the woman, who was 4 months pregnant, had lost her unborn baby — a boy to be named Devonte Major, according to the family member. The family member, a sister of Lazarec Collins, asked that her identity be withheld.

She said the unborn baby was lost on Thursday evening. Neither the medical examiner’s office nor police could immediately confirm the fatality.

The mother remains at Mount Sinai. “She is doing good, ” the family member said. “She is out of ICU and in recovery.”

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Source: Chicago Sun Times | Jeff Mayes

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