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US: Five People Killed In Mass Shooting In Aurora Illinois, Suspected Gunman Also Shot Down


LAHORE MIRROR (Monitoring Desk)– Police killed a suspected gunman at a manufacturing business in Aurora, Illinois, after he gunned down five people and injured five police officers and civilians, officials have said.

“Five victims of the mass shooting have died,” Aurora Chief of Police Kristen Ziman told reporters on Friday. The shooter was also killed, the chief said.
There were five officers who were wounded by gunfire, Ziman said, and a sixth officer suffered a knee injury.
The shooter was identified by Ziman as Gary Martin, 45, and he was an employee at the company where the shooting occurred. Police said there was no obvious motive.
Earlier, social media posts from the city referred to the shooter as being apprehended and said more details would come at a news conference at police headquarters.
Some patients from the shooting were sent to Mercy Medical Center and Rush Copley Medical Center, according to Mercy spokeswoman Olga Solares.
It was unclear how many patients there were and their conditions, she said.
A spokesman for the city, Clayton Muhammad, said the four officers’ conditions were stable.
Police responded to an active shooter situation Friday afternoon at the Henry Pratt Company, authorities said. After the incident, police also put up crime scene tape near the Alro Steel Company.
Aerial video from the scene showed scores of police vehicles outside the neighboring companies. The response included at least six ambulances and six firetrucks.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the FBI are responding to the scene, the agencies tweeted.
Aurora, a city of about 200,000 people, is located about 40 miles west of Chicago. It is the second-largest city in Illinois, according to the city’s website. Locals refer to Aurora as “City of Lights,” a nod to it being one of the first American cities to implement a fully electric street lighting system.