Several people arrested in connection to fatal Aurora shooting: police

SHARE Several people arrested in connection to fatal Aurora shooting: police
shell_casing_2_e1533693433497.jpg

Sun-Times file photo

Several people have been arrested after a car chase and fatal shooting Thursday in west suburban Aurora.

A 27-year-old man was standing outside a home about 1 a.m. in the first block of South West Street when he was shot multiple times, Aurora police said in a statement.

Witnesses saw a vehicle speeding away from the scene, police said.

The man, Nestor R. Herrera, of Aurora, was taken to a hospital but died during surgery, police said.

About an hour after the shooting, officers tried to pull over a vehicle matching a description given by witnesses, but the driver sped off, police said.

The chase ended when the vehicle crashed at Route 34 and Hill Avenue, police said. Several people were arrested in connection to the chase and the homicide.

Additional details were not released.

Read more on crime, and track the city’s homicides.

The Latest
The will of past Democratic leadership seemed to be to not overtly poke any big, cash-rich bears, like the National Rifle Association. That might be changing.
Officials said the pregnancy could bring up to five new cubs to the zoo, an “exciting” prospect for both the zoo and a “vulnerable” African lion population.
Only two free agent shortstops remain out of this winter’s Big 4.
The decision means 1,350 workers will be laid off as of Feb. 28.
Doctors ask the governor to commit to targets for replacing diesel engine vehicles with electric models.