On March 12, about 200 people attended a press conference and vigil honoring Jonylah Watkins, a 6-month-old baby who was fatally shot a day earlier in the South Side’s Woodlawn neighborhood.
Jonylah Watkins’ mother, center, is comforted after a press conference and vigil for her slain daughter. Photo by Lucio Villa
Relatives and neighbors bowed their head during a prayer for the death of Jonylah Watkins at a press conference at the location where the 6-month-old baby was shot multiple times on Monday. Photo by Lucio Villa
Many neighbors came to show their respect and left plush toys at the memorial site of 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins. Photo by Lucio Villa
A vigil preceded a press conference for 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins, who was shot multiple times on Monday. Photo by Lucio Villa
Woodlawn resident Breshonna Powell said she did not know Jonylah Watkins but came to give her respects and wrote “RIP” at the memorial site on Tuesday evening. Photo by Lucio Villa