7yo shot dead at McDonald's drive-thru in Chicago

7yo shot dead at McDonald's drive-thru in Chicago
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Authorities are searching for whoever shot dead a Chicago seven-year-old and seriously wounded her father while they were waiting at a McDonald's drive-thru. 

Jaslyn Adams and her 29-year-old father Jontae Adams were sitting in the car just after 4:15pm on Sunday (local time) when they both heard gunshots and felt pain, NBC Chicago reports.

Police told local radio station WBBM she sustained multiple gunshot wounds, and despite being rushed to hospital, was later pronounced dead. Her father was hospitalised after being shot in the torso.  

Jontae Adams has a long criminal background, with several drug arrests dating back to 2014, TV news station WGN reported.

Police said the man was the intended target and the incident is believed to be gang-related. 

The girl's aunt, Tawny McMullen, told WBBM Jaslyn was sweet, outgoing, talkative and really loveable. McMullen said she was devastated that a regular father-daughter trip to McDonald's would end up with her niece dead. 

"Y'all, please put the guns down." 

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot tweeted she was heartbroken, angered and called the gun violence situation an "epidemic".

No suspects have been arrested. 

The shooting comes less than a month after 13-year-old Adam Toledo was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer.