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  • Lavontay White, age two, died Tuesday afternoon after he was involved in a shooting on the west side of Chicago 
  • The toddler's 20-year-old pregnant aunt Breunna Devonte was recording herself driving in a car with her boyfriend, 26, and nephew when shots rang out
  • The aunt is then seen running from the vehicle and screaming for help 
  • Lavontay and his aunt's boyfriend, a known gang member, were both killed in the shooting
  • The aunt was shot in the stomach, but she and her unborn baby are in a stable condition at the hospital and expected to survive 
  • No suspect has been arrested but police say they have plenty of leads  

By Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com

Published: 09:00 EST, 15 February 2017 | Updated: 13:15 EST, 15 February 2017

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A two-year-old boy was murdered in Chicago Tuesday afternoon in a gang-related shooting that was streamed on Facebook Live.  

Lavontay White was riding in a car with his pregnant 20-year-old aunt Breunna Devonte and her 26-year-old boyfriend who has not been named at around 1:30pm when a gunman cut them off, got out of the car and opened fire on their vehicle.

Devonte, who is pregnant, happened to be filming their journey at the time and recorded herself fleeing the vehicle as shots rang out.

Lavontay is the third child to be shot this week in Chicago  - and the second to die. 

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Lavontay's aunt (pictured) was recording their ride for a Facebook Live video at the time and caught the moment that shots rang out on video Lavontay's aunt (pictured) was recording their ride for a Facebook Live video at the time and caught the moment that shots rang out on video

Lavontay's aunt Breunna Devonte (left) was recording their ride for a Facebook Live video at the time and caught the moment that shots rang out on video. He is seen (right) sitting behind her in the backseat moments before the shooting 

Two-year-old Lavontay was pronounced dead at hospital along with his aunt's boyfriend  Two-year-old Lavontay was pronounced dead at hospital along with his aunt's boyfriend 

Two-year-old Lavontay was pronounced dead at hospital along with his aunt's boyfriend 

The video starts with Devonte and her boyfriend singing along to music while her nephew sits in the back seat.

About three minutes in, the sing-a-long turns violent when several shots ring out and Devonte can be seen scrambling out of the car.

She then runs down the alley where they had been driving and begs for a neighbor to let her into their home.  

'Call 911! They killed him ... I have a bullet in my stomach,' the woman screams. 

After the shots started, the 20-year-old aunt is seen scrambling out of the vehicle and screaming After the shots started, the 20-year-old aunt is seen scrambling out of the vehicle and screaming
After the shots started, the 20-year-old aunt is seen scrambling out of the vehicle and screaming After the shots started, the 20-year-old aunt is seen scrambling out of the vehicle and screaming

After the shots started, the 20-year-old aunt is seen scrambling out of the vehicle and screaming

She then runs down the alley screaming for help, eventually finding a neighbor that lets her into their house She then runs down the alley screaming for help, eventually finding a neighbor that lets her into their house
She then runs down the alley screaming for help, eventually finding a neighbor that lets her into their house She then runs down the alley screaming for help, eventually finding a neighbor that lets her into their house

She then runs down the alley screaming for help, eventually finding a neighbor that lets her into their house

The aunt, who is pregnant, was shot in the stomach but both her and her baby are expected to survive The aunt, who is pregnant, was shot in the stomach but both her and her baby are expected to survive
The aunt, who is pregnant, was shot in the stomach but both her and her baby are expected to survive The aunt, who is pregnant, was shot in the stomach but both her and her baby are expected to survive

The aunt, who is pregnant, was shot in the stomach but both her and her baby are expected to survive 

The toddler was riding in a car with his aunt and his aunt's boyfriend, a known gang member, when someone cut them off, got out of the car and started shooting into their vehicle  The toddler was riding in a car with his aunt and his aunt's boyfriend, a known gang member, when someone cut them off, got out of the car and started shooting into their vehicle 

The toddler was riding in a car with his aunt and his aunt's boyfriend, a known gang member, when someone cut them off, got out of the car and started shooting into their vehicle 

'Please, please, I can't breathe,' she continues. 'Oh my God, please don't, Lord, I can't go. I can't go.'

Both Lavontay and his aunt's boyfriend were shot in the head during the attack, and were later pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital. 

Devonte sustained gunshot wounds to her stomach but she and her unborn baby are in fair condition at Mount Sinai Hospital and are expected to survive. Family say she was about four months pregnant.

Devonte's boyfriend has not yet been named.  

Lavontay and his aunt's boyfriend were both shot in the head and were later pronounced dead  Lavontay and his aunt's boyfriend were both shot in the head and were later pronounced dead 

Lavontay and his aunt's boyfriend were both shot in the head and were later pronounced dead 

No one is in custody yet, but police say they have several leads. 

Devonte's boyfriend, a known gang member, is believed to be the intended target of the shooting.

The toddler is the third child to be shot in Chicago this week  The toddler is the third child to be shot in Chicago this week 

The toddler is the third child to be shot in Chicago this week 

'We have very promising leads, we have video,' Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said. 'There’s no doubt in my mind that we’ll find him.' 

Lavontay was the second child die from a shooting on Tuesday in Chicago. 

Takiya Holmes, 11, died Tuesday morning from wounds suffered in a Saturday shooting.  A 19-year-old has been charged with her murder.  

Another girl, 12-year-old Kanari Gentry Bowers, was also wounded in a shooting over the weekend and remained on life support on Tuesday.

'This has got to stop,' Johnson said at the crime scene on Tuesday. 'Our children shouldn’t have to keep paying the price for our inability to hold repeat gun offenders accountable for their actions.'

Mayor Rahm Emanuel also released a statement, saying that when children are killed 'our consciences are shaken and are hearts are broken'. 

Chicago has seen a recent spike in gun violence. Last year, the city had 4,000 shooting victims and 762 homicides - a two-decade high. The issue hasn't stopped this year. Since the beginning of 2017, there have already been at least 76 homicides.

 

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