Two Slain In Separate Shootings In Aurora
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Updated 01/14/13 – 9:42 a.m.
AURORA, Ill. (STMW) – Police have identified two victims who were killed in separate shooting incidents Monday evening in Aurora, the Beacon News is reporting.
The shootings, which occurred about an hour apart on the city’s West Side, were not related, police said.
The first shooting occurred around 7:35 p.m. inside a restaurant in the 800 block of North Lake Street. Police said the victim, Arin Williams, 20, 1800 block of Carnation Court, Aurora, was shot in the head while in the bathroom of the restaurant.
According to police, Williams arrived at the restaurant, La Torta Carniceria y Taqueria , with two black males. The three apparently entered the restaurant’s bathroom together, where a fight broke out. Williams was shot once in the head.
Police said one suspect was described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, the other was described as 6-foot tall. The men allegedly ran eastbound from the scene. Williams was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police believe the shooting may be drug-related.
Although no one was in custody Tuesday morning, police said they are following several leads. Police are asking anyone with information to call investigators at 630-256-5500 or Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at 630-892-1000.
The second shooting, which is believed to be domestic-related, occurred about an hour later outside a home in the 500 block of Charles Street, police said.
A 45-year-old Aurora man is in custody after allegedly shooting the victim, 22-year-old Rachel Taylor, during an argument around 8:25 p.m.
Police said Taylor, 1000 block of Garfield Avenue, Aurora, was shot several times in the abdomen. She was taken to an Aurora hospital and pronounced dead. No charges have been filed against the man, but he remained in custody Tuesday morning, police said.
The Aurora Police Department’s Domestic Violence Reduction Unit is investigating the second shooting.
Autopsies on both victims will be performed by the Kane County Coroner, police said.
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