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5 killed, 5 officers shot in mass shooting in Illinois

Police chief says five people were killed in shooting at Illinois manufacturer
Posted at 6:15 PM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 13:48:45-05

Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman confirmed that five civilians were killed, and five police officers were shot during a mass shooting as a manufacturing company in Aurora, Illinois Friday evening.

Ziman said officers were dispatched to the Henry Pratt Company at 1:24 p.m. CT and were immediately fired upon. Two of the first four responding officers were shot by the gunman. The gunman went on to wound three additional officers.

A sixth officer was wounded with a non-gunshot injury.

Ziman confirmed that the gunman was killed.

Footage from a local TV helicopter showed a SWAT unit assisting people running from a building.

The ATF said that it was involved in the investigation of the shooting.

"I am monitoring the shooting in Aurora and encourage all residents to follow the directives of their local law enforcement," Illinois Governor JB Pritzker said.

Aurora is 40 miles west of Chicago.


Police in Aurora, Illinois, responded to an active shooting situation at a manufacturing company this afternoon.

Police were called to the scene shortly before 2 p.m. local time. Dozens of officers from various agencies in the Chicago area responded to the scene.

The Aurora Police confirmed that a suspect has been apprehended.

Kane County, IL Coroner Rob Russell confirmed to ABC News that there has been at least 1 fatality in the Aurora shooting.

Aurora Illinois Ward 4 Alderman Bill Donnell told CNN that four officers have been shot, along with multiple civilians. CNN reported that the four officers wounded are considered "stable."

The incident took place near the Henry Pratt Company. It is unknown if the shooting took place inside of the Henry Pratt Company, or at an adjoining business.

Footage from a local TV helicopter showed a SWAT unit assisting people running from a building.

The ATF reported it is in route to the scene.

Aurora is 40 miles west of Chicago.