It’s one thing when you hear about the awful stuff happening in Chicago, it’s quite another when you actually see it unfold right before your eyes.

This is a video from the end of May. James Woods shared it on his Twitter feed. A woman, who was holding her baby, standing in the street, talking to some people, was shot and killed during a vicious and dramatic driveby.

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The baby, just 1-years-old, smiled and waved at the killers as they pulled up — and they opened fire anyway.

After being shot in the torso, the woman hobbled behind a car and laid on top of her child to protect the baby – thank the Lord, the baby is okay.

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After the shooting, a car pulled up and two men got out of the car and placed the woman in the backseat and a man came out of the house and took care of the child.

The woman later died at the hospital from her gunshot wounds.

From Chicago CBS Local

A young mother was killed trying to shield her baby girl from gunfire. Now, two men are facing charges of first degree murder. She died while shielding her baby daughter from bullets on Chicago’s West Side.

The suspects are in custody. Each is facing a first degree murder charge in connection with Brittany Hill’s death. Thursday morning, CBS 2 spoke with the father of her baby daughter.

“My baby is gone. She gone,” said Jacob Jones. He said he remembered the last thing he said to his baby’s mother, 24-year-old Brittany Hill.

It was Tuesday morning. They were standing outside a house on Division and Mason with a group of people. Minutes later two men got out of a silver car and started shooting at the group.

“I was talking to her when they pulled up on the side of my car and opened up fire,” Jones said, who added that he handed their daughter to Brittany and told her to take cover.

According to police, she hid behind other parked cars and laid over their one-year-old daughter, shielding her from the bullets. But Brittany was shot in the torso and later died at the hospital.

Police have now charged 39-year-old Michael Washington and 23-year-old Eric Adams in connection with her death. Authorities said they were arrested that same day in Urbana.

You can watch the video below (warning graphic):

It’s like a war zone, it’s so awful – and you see this and you think, wow….back in 2019, ten unarmed black men were killed by the police…TEN…but this stuff here happens every day and there are no riots, no protests, no cries for “Black Lives Matter” for Brittany. She’s just forgotten, all because her life doesn’t suit a “political agenda.”

How absolutely gut-wrenching is that?


This piece was written by Missy Crane on July 27, 2020. It originally appeared in and is used by permission.

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