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Gunman Attacks Co-Workers, Multiple Casualties Reported in Aurora, IL

02-15-2019

City officials in Aurora, Illinois reported a lone gunman shot multiple people at an industrial park in a suburb of Chicago Friday afternoon. 

Police responded to the crisis and the shooter was shot and killed, but not before he killed five people, wounded five police officers and wounded an unknown number of civilians.

They identified the gunman as 45-year-old Gary Martin who is believed to have been an employee of the company he targeted.

Dozens of first responder vehicles were seen near the building that houses a manufacturing plant called the Henry Pratt Company.

Police are not sure of the gunman's motive. An employee at the company tells ABC7 the gunman is a co-worker. John Probst says he recognized the gunman and that he was using "a pistol with a laser."

"May God bless the brave law enforcement officers who continue to run toward danger," Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said at a news conference after the shooting.

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