Updated 1:39 p.m. 3/12/11
CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (STMW) -Police have a person of interest they are questioning after the death of a 19-year-old girl who was fatally shot at a home in Chicago Heights Friday night.
The teen, identified by police as 19-year-old Haley Pelock, was shot Friday night at 43 W. 26th St., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. Pelock was pronounced dead on the scene at 7:50 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.
Chicago Heights police Capt. Jeffrey Bohlen said the shooting happened about 7:30 p.m. and she was found inside a home.
Crews from the Chicago Heights Fire Department rushed to the scene, and tried to render aid but could not find any signs of life.
Bohlen said Pelock had some time off from school, possibly a junior college, and had gone to visit a guy prior to the shooting.
Bohlen said he and his daughter knew the victim, and he used to play softball with the victim’s father.
“She was a peach, an absolute peach. She was an absolutely beautiful girl,’’ Bohlen said.
The captain said police have taken one person into custody but as of Saturday afternoon, no charges have been filed.
“It’s a tragedy,’’ the chief said.
Pelock lived in South Chicago Heights, in the 3100 block of Courtney Lane, according to the medical examiner’s office. An autopsy was scheduled for Saturday but results were not immediately available.
A motive for the attack was not known immediately.
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