Who is Holly Matthews? Wiki, Biography, Age, Shot Dead, Halloween Party Shooting

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Will County Coroner Laurie Summers said Holly Matthews and Jonathan Ceballos were fatally shot early Sunday at the party in Joliet, about 45 miles (70 kilometers) southwest of Chicago.

Police were seeking tips from the public in finding two suspected shooters who fled from the scene and were also seeking witnesses or anyone who may have video or photographs from the party.

Summers said her office was performing autopsies Monday and planned to release the results later in the day, The (Joliet) Herald-News reported.

Age

Both were 22 years old.

Halloween Party Shooting

Authorities said that two people were killed, and more than a dozen others were wounded when two gunmen opened fire at a raging Halloween party in Illinois.

Half of the nearly 200 revelers at a Halloween bash in Joliet outside Chicago ran for their lives from the home when 10 to 12 gunshots rang out at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, according to the Will County Sheriff’s Office.

“Witnesses indicated to detectives that there were two shooters at the party,” deputies said in a statement Sunday. “The shooting occurred from an elevated position on a porch looking down over the crowd.”

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One of the shooters, believed to be a black or Hispanic man, was wearing a yellow hoodie and a ski mask when the shots rang out. The gunfire outside the home erupted near a DJ booth set up in a backyard packed with almost 200 partiers.

Victims

More than 12 people were wounded and rushed to hospitals, including four with life-threatening injuries. Two others were pronounced dead and were not immediately identified by authorities, but relatives told WLS-TV they were 22 years old.

One of the victims, Holly Matthews, was studying to become an arborist at Joliet Junior College and had gotten engaged just two weeks ago. Her mother said she went to the party with two friends late Saturday after going to another Halloween gathering in Frankfort.

Matthews and her friends were getting ready to leave when the shooters opened fire. Jonathan Ceballos, another 22-year-old partier, was also killed, WLS-TV reported, citing witnesses at the scene.

“He was a great dude,” a friend who identified himself only as Nathan told the station. “Straight-A dude, great at sports — just overall in general, just a genuinely good person.”

It’s unclear what led the gunmen to shoot up the house party, and detectives were still at the scene later Sunday collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses. Authorities want the public’s help identifying the shooters, particularly if anyone has photos or videos from the Halloween gathering.

 

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