Unfortunately, this isn't going to be the only innocent this year:
- A young woman killed by a stray bullet in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood is one of the city's latest victims of gun violence.
Aaren O'Connor had recently moved from California here to Chicago for a new job and to be with her long-distance boyfriend. Her father says he didn't want her to go because of the city's violence problem.
"I pleaded with her when she told me she was going to go to Chicago," her father said. "I said there are much safer places for you to be."
Now, David O'Connor is living the nightmare he always feared. His daughter Aaren was killed on the streets of Chicago after moving here from California.
The 25-year-old brand manager was hit in the head in the 2100-block of W. 21st street by a stray bullet, police say, while sitting in her car Friday after getting home from work.
Not a safe neighborhood by any stretch of the imagination. It's certainly unfortunate that Rahm cut the number of police by over 1,200, hasn't hired to keep pace with attrition resulting in further shortages, and then made an agreement with the ACLU to prevent the remnants of the Department to actually do their jobs safely and effectively.