SAN DIEGO -- A 25-year-old University of San Diego graduate who had recently moved to Chicago for a new job was killed by a stray bullet last week.
According to WLS-TV , Aaren O’Connor was sitting in her car in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood Friday night speaking on the phone with her sister in San Diego when the line went dead. When her father called O’Connor back, he said she sounded confused.
"She was incoherent, didn't know where she was, and kept saying that her head hurts. Her head hurts," David O’Connor told ABC7. "I wish I could have known what was going on, so I could have told her that I love her one more time."
Aaren’s death was one of 17 Chicago homicides in the first eight days of February, ABC7 reports.
“Enough is enough, and... It's just senseless, and it's reckless,” David said. “And it's really eating the soul out of the city of Chicago and the people who live here.”
No arrests have been made in the shooting.
Aaren had relocated to Chicago to work as a product manager for toy company Tomy, and be with her boyfriend. Tomy has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for a scholarship in her name for at-risk youth.