5 dead, including suspect, in Illinois shooting
Aurora Police identified 45 year old Gary Martin in Friday's mass shooting at the Henry Pratt Company. The police believes Martin was an employee at manufacturing plant. Martin was killed by police, and there is no motive at this time.
There are at least five people reported dead, with several wounded. Five Aurora police officers were injured as well, according to Police Chief Kristen Ziman.
A gunman opened fire Friday afternoon in Aurora, Illinois, wounding several people and killing at least one at the Henry Pratt Company, a manufacturing plant southwest of Chicago.
Aurora police said the alleged shooter is in custody. At least one fatality has been confirmed in the shooting, according to Chris Nelson of the Kane County State's Attorney's Office.
An Aurora city official says four police officers were struck along with a number of civilians.
A secretary at a pallet company near the site of the shooting in Aurora said about 8 people found themselves trapped inside as the situation unfolded.
"It's scary," Fanny Cano, a secretary at Diaz Pallets, told CNN earlier. "A police officer came and told us not to go out because it's dangerous," she said. "And a person who was coming to drop off some pallets called us to say to stay inside, there's a shooting outside."
"The police are right outside our door," Cano said. "We use a lot of nail guns here so we didn't notice any gunfire."
Cano said she also got a call from her daughter's school, West Aurora High School, which was on lockdown.
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