5 people dead, 5 officers wounded in Aurora, Illinois shooting; gunman also killed

AURORA, Ill. — Five people were killed and five police officers were wounded when a shooter opened fire at an industrial park in Aurora, Illinois, city police Chief Kristen Ziman told reporters Friday night.

The suspected gunman, identified as 45-year-old Gary Martin, was also killed, Ziman said. It was unclear whether the chief was including his death in the total.

Some patients from the shooting were sent to Mercy Medical Center and Rush Copley Medical Center, according to Mercy spokeswoman Olga Solares.

Police responded to an active-shooter situation Friday afternoon at the Henry Pratt Company, authorities said.

Aerial video from the scene showed scores of police vehicles outside the company. The response included at least six ambulances and six fire trucks.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and FBI are responding to the scene, the agencies tweeted.

The company makes valves for portable water, wastewater, power generation and industrial purposes.

West Aurora School District 129 said on its website that it was keeping all students in their classrooms as police investigate, but that “teaching will continue with reduced movement.”

Aurora has about 201,000 residents. It is 40 miles west of Chicago.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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