According to The Chicago Tribune's violence tracker, there have been 410 shooting victims for 2017 so far.
The man was a passenger in a auto when another vehicle pulled up and someone fired shots, hitting the man, according to police.
While Chicago police did not name the suspect in Tuesday's deadly shooting, Johnson did say that the department had promising leads and was tracking down the shooter and whoever else may have been in the vehicle when the fatal shots were fired. She comes to an alley and begs for a neighbor to let her into their house.
"I think they killed my boyfriend", the victim screamed.
"Please, please, I can't breathe", she cried. I can't go to the hospital.
The 11-year-old, Takiya Holmes, who was shot while sitting in her mother's vehicle, succumbed to her injuries earlier on Tuesday.
It does not appear that Devonte says anything about her nephew, only stating that they shot her boyfriend. No one was in custody. The shooting comes just a few days after two young girls were shot in the head. "There's no doubt in my mind that we'll find him".
"We have yet another innocent child that can lose (his) life over senseless gun violence", Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said at the scene of the shooting shortly before police announced that Lavontay had died from his injuries. Takiya Holmes, 11, passed away Tuesday morning after suffering from wounds inflicted on Saturday.
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A 19-year-old has been charged with her murder.
The driver, who also died of a gunshot wound to the head, was the intended target of the gang-related shooting, police said.
Those kinds of numbers help explain why Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's office said he will announce on Wednesday in his budget speech a push to fund 200 more state police cadets to patrol Chicago-area expressways.
"Our children shouldn't have to keep paying the price of our inability to hold repeat gun offenders accountable for their actions", Johnson said.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel released a statement to say that when children are killed "our consciences are shaken and are hearts are broken".
A teenage boy and a man were shot in an attack in the 4600 block of North Winthrop Avenue in the Uptown neighborhood about 6:45 p.m., according to a police meida notification.
President Trump has repeatedly criticized Chicago's violence, and tweeted that he would "send in the feds" if the city did not fix the problem.