A dispute between two men resulted in the killing of innocent 2-year old. The uncle of Lavontay White, Jr. and the man who shot up the car he, his uncle and his girlfriend were sitting in has been charged with first degree murder. Devon Swan, 26 and Lazarec Collins also age 26, apparently were involved in a dispute which also included several other people that resulted in Swan getting revenge against Collins.
The shooting took place on Tuesday afternoon in Chicago’s Lawndale area. Prior to the shooting the pregnant girlfriend of Larzarec Collins was live on Facebook when the shots rang out and while the shooting was happening girlfriend could be heard screaming and yelling for help. Lavontay was shot as he sat in the back seat of the vehicle and was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital, his uncle was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting while the girlfriend was shot in the abdomen area and she according to reports was listed in fair condition.
Reports are circulating that a press conference is scheduled for Saturday, February 18th at the Chicago Police Headquarters.
It’s so disturbing that an argument about something obviously so trivial has caused 2 deaths and a near death experience for another person. Conflict resolution is sorely missing in our society and guns are too readily available to people who are not mentally equipped in handling disputes in a non violent fashion. EarHustle411 will post more updates as they emerge in this case.