Navy sailor shot in front of his 3-year-old child in Chicago

Chicago police Superintendent David Brown speaks about victims of gun violence alongside Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Jan. 4, 2022, at Chicago police headquarters. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Mariah Rush

The Charlotte Observer

A Navy sailor from Virginia was shot in his car while his 3-year-old daughter was with him, Chicago police and news outlets reported.

At about 7:20 p.m. on Jan. 13, the 26-year-old man and a 3-year-old girl were in a car in Chicago when another vehicle pulled up and began shooting at the two, according to a release from police.

During the shooting, the sailor’s car hit another parked on the street. He was shot in the face and was taken to the hospital in critical condition, police said.

Navy Region-Mid Atlantic confirmed the man is a Seaman Apprentice who lives in Norfolk and was on leave, outlets reported.

Outlets reported the man, Koreyuntaye Robinson, and his daughter were in Chicago visiting family when he was shot.

Police initially reported the daughter was grazed by a bullet during the gunfire, but later said she was unharmed.

“To see my granddaughter’s head wrapped and blood running out of it is what took my soul and I fell to my knees, because you all are out here and you’re harming women and children over nothing,” said Shenell Griffin, Robinson’s mother, told WTKR. “To shoot in that car, you know kids [are] in there, you have to be a demonic soul.”

Police said detectives are investigating the shooting.

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