The shooting occurred at around 4:20 p.m. local time (21:20 GMT) on Sunday in a McDonald's parking lot in the 3200 block of West Roosevelt Road, according to Chicago police.
The girl and her father were in a car when two people got out of another vehicle and started shooting at them, the Chicago Sun-Times said. The girl was shot at multiple times and was taken to Stroger Hospital where she was pronounced dead, police said as cited by the newspaper.
The girl's father remains at Stroger Hospital in serious condition.
Officers work the scene where a child was fatally shot inside a vehicle in a McDonald’s drive through near the intersection of West Roosevelt Road and South Kedzie Avenue in the Homan Square neighborhood Sunday afternoon in Chicago. pic.twitter.com/azdb3TjYhs— armando l sanchez (@mandophotos) April 18, 2021
The motive behind the shooting remains unclear.