25 year old Aaren O’Connor was hit by a stray bullet and died in a Chicago hospital two days later. She had just returned home from work that evening and was sitting in her car outside of her apartment, talking to her father on the phone. There was a fight outside of the car that she had nothing to do with, and shots were fired. One of the bullets hit her in the back of the head.
Her dad Mr O’Connor, said during the conversation she started repeatedly saying ‘my head hurts’ and quickly became incoherent, but neither of them knew what was wrong. he said at that point she hadn’t realized she had been shot in the head, and neither did he:
“I didn’t realize that I was having the last conversation with my daughter. Every few moments she said my head hurts.”
“When she hung up the phone, I called her boyfriend , he then got in touch with her roommate who found her unconscious outside”.
“I would have loved to have told her that I loved her just one more time and was proud of her, she was an amazing girl”.
Aaren’s father also had a message for the leaders and people of Chicago who he says need to address gun violence in the city, which is spiralling out of control. A GoFundMe page has been set up by her coworkers in her memory.