Several Police Officers Among the Injured in Aurora Workplace Shooting
UPDATE: #Aurora Police confirm 5 police officers were injured in the shootout and a sixth officer suffered a knee injury. Five victims are dead. Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman confirms that the gunman, identified as Gary Martin, 45, was killed by responding police officers.
February 15, 2019 Four Aurora police officers were among those injured in Friday afternoon’s mass shooting at a business located in an industrial park. The Kane County coroners office confirmed that one person is dead.
Law enforcement officials confirmed the suspected shooter was apprehended at around 3 p.m. Friday afternoon. The shooter’s identity and motive have not yet been released to the public.
John Probst, who identified himself as a worker at Henry Pratt, told ABC7 the gunman worked “in assembly” at the company for about 15 years and came to work Friday like any other day. He said 30 people were in the building at the time of the shooting.
An Aurora city official told CNN that a total of four law enforcement officers and multiple civilians were injured in Friday’s shooting.
Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, an advocate for gun safety laws reacted to news of the shooting at the Henry Pratt company on Twitter and said he and his staff are monitoring the situation.
“My heart breaks for Aurora,” Durbin wrote. “Thank you to the members of law enforcement who are responding to the emergency.”
Several area hospitals have received patients injured in Friday’s shooting. The Rush Copley Medical Center said it has received two patients who are being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
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