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Loved ones in disbelief after South Bend mother killed in shooting

Published: Apr. 28, 2021 at 6:11 AM EDT
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - St. Joseph County Metro Homicide is investigating a deadly shooting in South Bend.

Less than 24 hours after a woman was found dead inside a home on South Bend’s West Side, community members like Councilman Pastor Canneth Lee are speaking out against the violence.

“We don’t want it here. It’s not welcome in South Bend. It destroys lives. It tears up families and innocent people,” Lee told 16 News Now Wednesday.

It all comes after police say 26-year-old Olivia Carrillo was found shot to death inside a home in the 600 block of Illinois Street a short time after 11 p.m. Tuesday night.

“It’s a shame to see a young person lose their life. She was beautiful young girl and to lose her life senselessly, it is definitely going to take everybody in our city coming together, standing together, and saying we don’t to tolerate this violence in our community,” Lee says.

Carrillo’s very last moments captured from a neighbor’s surveillance camera just two blocks away, leaving behind a daunting memory for Carillo’s only son.

“We got a young boy that doesn’t have his mother. And we got a father that is raising a son without his mother,” S.A.V.E. Outreach Team of Goodwill Industries member Isaac Hunt says.

Before the loved ones can move forward, Lee says it is going to take the entire city of South Bend in making sure what happened to Carrillo does not happen to someone else.

“We need to see that it is possibly to have a violence free community and it’s going to take everybody. We need everybody from all walks of life in South Bend. We need the people, the parents, the pastors, the politicians, the police, it’s going to take everybody to save South Bend and we have to work together,” Lee says.

Another man was also found shot inside the home but survived. His name is being withheld until all family is notified.

As for Carrillo, an autopsy is schedule for tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. in Fort Wayne.

Police say there is no suspect information to release at this time, and no arrests have been made.

They ask anyone with information to contact the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit at 574-235-5009 or Crime Stoppers at 288-STOP.

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