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Police continue to probe two fatal Aurora shootings

Updated: February 16, 2014 6:22AM

Aurora police are continuing to investigate two fatal shootings in the city Monday evening.

The shootings, which occurred about an hour apart on the city’s West Side, were not related, police said.

No charges have been authorized in the killings as of Tuesday evening.

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, 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 was questioned by police concerning the shooting of 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, 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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