5 dead in suburban Chicago shooting
- 16 févr. 2019
- Par Rachid Barbouch
- Blog : Dire la vérité, toute la vérité, rien que la vérité
The chief of police says five people were killed and five officers were wounded in a shooting at a business in suburban Chicago.
Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman told reporters that the officers were fired upon Friday afternoon as soon as they entered the Henry Pratt Co. building in Aurora.
The chaotic incident unfolded around 1:24 p.m. local time.
Gunman Gary Martin, 45 — who had been laid off from the plant two weeks ago — wielded a pistol with a laser scope as he opened fire inside the facility, prompting a massive police response to the 29,000-square-foot building within minutes, Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman said at a press conference.
By 1:28 p.m., officers with the Aurora Police Department arrived on the scene “and were fired upon immediately,” Ziman said, noting that two of the initial four officers who entered the building were shot.
“Additional officers began to arrive and were also fired upon,” Ziman said, adding that “a total of five officers were struck by gunfire.”
Ziman said the gunman, Gary Martin, was also killed.
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