Baby Girl, Father Shot On South Side

Jonylah Watkins was shot on the South Side. (Credit: Facebook)

Jonylah Watkins was shot on the South Side. (Credit: Facebook)

CHICAGO (CBS) — A man and his six-month-old daughter were shot in the Woodlawn neighborhood Monday afternoon in a shooting that authorities say appeared to be gang-related.

The baby was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where she was in critical condition after surgery.

The 28-year-old father and his baby were inside a minivan parked in the 6500 block of South Maryland at 12:45 p.m. when a man reportedly came out of the alley and opened fire, police sources tell CBS 2. The father had been changing the girl’s diaper.

Police say the offender escaped in a blue conversion van.

Speaking about the at-large shooter, the girl’s grandmother, Maryann Young, had this to say: “It was very cowardly. Turn yourself in.”

Adult, Baby Girl Shot On South Side

Relatives identified the injured girl as Jonylah Watkins. Her father was shot in the left buttock and suffered a graze wound to the face, police said. He was taken to Northwestern.

Sources told CBS 2 that the adult in the incident has documented gang affiliation.

Police were collecting evidence at the scene. A minivan with a shattered window was parked along the curb and cordoned off by crime-scene tape.

A $6,000 reward is being offered for information that helps find the shooter.

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