JOLIET – The Joliet Police Department has continued its investigation into who shot and killed two teenagers on New Year’s Eve in the 900 block of Rosalind Street in Joliet but have made little progress.
Deputy Police Chief Al Roechner said there have not been any major developments from follow-up interviews with residents in the area.
“We’ve been up there every day since it happened,” Roechner said.
When asked if those interviews yielded any new information, Roechner responded “Nothing.”
Roechner did confirm that investigators are looking into video from a street camera multiple houses away from where the shooting occurred that may have captured what happened. But as to whether the video revealed anything about the shooting, Roechner declined to give information for fear it might “help the bad guys.”
“I’m not going to answer that,” Roechner said.
The shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve when two suspects approached a car driving through the area which contained five occupants. The two suspects shot at the car and hit Victor J. Arroyo, 15, and Aliyah M. Salazar, 17.
A woman who lives in the condos close to where the shooting happened said she was in her home that night when she heard about 20 shots.
The group then drove to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox where Salazar and Arroyo were pronounced dead from gunshot wounds. The Joliet Police Department was then contacted at the hospital.
Roechner said they spoke to the other three occupants, but they were unable to identify who shot at them. He added they also had not received any phone calls on the shooting.
Yari Arroyo, who said she is Arroyo’s sister, set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for his funeral arrangements.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the Joliet Police Department Investigations Division at 815-724-3020 or if you wish to report it anonymously, call the Will County Crimestoppers at 800-323-6734.