AURORA, Ill. —
Five civilians are dead, five City of Aurora police officers were injured and multiple other civilians were injured in an active shooter situation in west suburban Aurora Friday afternoon. The gunman is also dead, police said.
Aurora police said that officers responded to the Henry Pratt Company just before 1:30 p.m. Police said two of the four first officers on the scene were fired upon immediately. More officers arrived as backup and were also fired upon.
Police said five officers were shot and injured. Police said they found five victims dead inside the building. More civilians were injured in the shooting.
A SWAT force entered the 29,000 square foot building and found the gunman, identified as 45-year-old Gary Martin. Police said the officers engaged Martin in gunfire and he was killed. Police believe Martin was an employee of Henry Pratt, but that has not been confirmed.