At least five people have been killed after a shooter opened fire a manufacturing business on Friday afternoon in Aurora, IL, police announced Friday night. Multiple people, including police officers, have also been injured.
The suspected shooter has been killed, police said.
Reports of the shooting first broke in the late afternoon. CNN initially reported four police officers and multiple civilians were injured.
Speaking with the Washington Post, an Aurora PD spokesperson stated that “multiple people ... multiple officers” have been shot, although it’s unclear if there are any fatalities at this time. Shortly after the shooting began, the gunman was apprehended, according to the city’s Twitter account. No information about the gunman has been made available yet.
Nearby schools were put on lockdown while police secured the area.
John Probst, who works at the Henry Platt Company site spoke with ABC7 about the shooting, telling the station:
One of the guys was up in the office, he said this person was shootin’, and, he come running down and he was bleeding pretty bad, and the next thing you know he was walking back and forth, I heard more shots, and we just left the building.
According to Probst, the shooter was a colleague of his at the company, and was carrying a pistol with what appeared to be a laser scope.
Update, 4:26 p.m. ET:
Update, 4:33 p.m. ET: Aurora police have confirmed that the shooter is in custody.
Update, 7:21 p.m. ET: This story has been updated to reflect the latest news about the number of people killed in the shooting. This is a developing story and will updated as more information is made public.