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Woman on the phone with her father the moment she was killed by stray bullet in Chicago

February 10, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Woman on the phone with her father the moment she was killed by stray bullet in Chicago

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Gun violence in the city of Chicago has claimed the life of a young woman, who was killed after getting struck by a stray bullet.

Aaren O’Connor returned home from work as a brand manager for a toy company, when she was fatally hit in the head by a stray bullet while still sitting in her car.

The father of Aaren O’Connor, who had moved cross country from California to Chicago for a to be with her long-distance boyfriend, was on the phone with his daughter the moment she died.

David O’Connor begged his daughter not to move to Chicago because of the violence plaguing the city. “I pleaded with her when she told me she was going to go to Chicago;I said there are much safer places for you to be,” the heartbroken father told a local news affiliate.

He now lives in anguish after his worst fears became a reality.

“When the line cut out, I tried calling back, when she answered she was incoherent and didn’t know where she was,” her father said.

“She kept repeating that her head hurts,” he said. “I wish I would have known so I could have told her that I love her one more time,” Aaren’s father said.

Aaren’s fatal shooting is among the 17 murders that have occurred in the first eight days of February and could triple the number of homicides from February of 2015.

David O’Connor sent the leaders and people of Chicago a message.

“Enough is enough, this just senseless, and it’s reckless. And it’s eating the soul out of the city of Chicago and the people who live here,” O’Connor said.

Police have made no arrests in Aaren’s death. A GoFundMe page has been set up in her name to raise money for a scholarship for at-risk youth.

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