The toddler was riding in a auto with his pregnant 20-year-old aunt Breunna Devonte and her 26-year-old boyfriend - who has not been named - at around 1:30 p.m. on February 14 when a gunman cut them off, got out of the auto and opened fire on their vehicle. The man and the boy, who was identified as Lavontay White, as well as a 20-year-old woman, were shot while sitting in their auto on the city's West Side, police said.
The adult male, who authorities have not yet identified, was shot in the head and stomach, while the boy was wounded in the head.
The boyfriend, whose name has not yet been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The woman and her unborn baby were both listed in fair condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.
"We have very promising leads, we have video", Johnson told reporters on Tuesday.
A toddler and a man were fatally shot while riding in a auto in Chicago, in a Valentine's Day attack captured in a live video on Facebook.
A second vehicle drove by with three people inside.
Footage of the shooting goes dark after the woman gets inside the home, where she pleads to her mother for help but tells her she can not go to the hospital because she might be taken to jail.
The driver, who also died of a gunshot wound to the head, was the intended target of the gang-related shooting, police said.
Gang violence in Chicago has gained national attention, with 762 homicides recorded last year-almost 300 more than 2015-and over 3,500 shooting incidents. "I got a bullet in my stomach". Two-year-old Lavontay White was shot & killed in Chicago on February 14 while riding in a vehicle with his pregnant aunt.
The Chicago drive-by shooting captured on livestreaming video even prompted a statement from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who bemoaned the senseless death of the 2-year-old boy.
A man was in critical condition following an earlier shooting in the Gresham neighborhood.
In more Austin violence, a 28-year-old man was shot in the leg about 11:15 a.m.in the 1300 block of North Mayfield, police said. "I was promised that we would have some gun legislation in January and it's now the middle of February and it's still not here", Johnson said.