Five-month-old baby shot and killed in Chicago

The baby, named Cecilia Thomas, received a bullet in the head when shots were fired from another car in the South Shore neighborhood, according to police. She died shortly afterwards in hospital.

A 41-year-old man sitting in another car received a bullet in the face, but the condition is not critical.

No one has been arrested yet, and the police have not provided any information about the course of events or the background to the shooting.

The baby is one of the youngest victims of gun-related violence in Chicago. She would turn six months four days after she died.

So far this year, 282 homicides have been recorded in Chicago, which after all is a decrease from 316 in the same period last year. A total of 797 people were killed in the city last year.

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