AURORA, Ill. (CBS) — A young woman was found shot and killed inside her home in Aurora Wednesday afternoon, and police said they were questioning a person of interest.
But that brings little consolation to the young woman’s family.
Police called the woman’s death isolated. While there had been no charges filed Wednesday night, a person of interest was in police custody and under questioning.
Faith and each other is what now binds the Aurora family that identified the woman shot and killed as Jeanette Luna, 23. The large family joined hands for a vigil Wednesday night.
Luna’s mother couldn’t find the words. She was inconsolable once learning her daughter was shot.
“All I can say is she was really nice,” said Luna’s aunt, Maria Heredia, who spoke for the family. “There’s no way to explain the feelings right now.”
Police were called at 2:30 p.m. to the 500 block of South LaSalle Street in Aurora, near Bluff Park and not far from the Fox River, for a report that someone had been shot.
“I don’t know what’s going on, honestly,” Heredia said.
Officers found Luna in the house and she was pronounced dead by medics, police said. Authorities said Luna was found on the first floor.
“The only thing I can say, she don’t have no problems with nobody,” Heredia said.
Aurora police said there were no signs of forced entry into the home. Police are asking anyone with information, including surveillance images or video, to contact them.