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At least 5 dead in Aurora shooting; 4 officers wounded

The City of Aurora, Illinois, say the suspect in a shooting at a manufacturing company is dead. Four police officers were injured in the shooting and are being treated at area hospitals.

Traffic in the area is very heavy. Highland Avenue is closed both northbound and southbound between Prairie and Kensington. Kensington is also blocked between Russell and Highland. Traffic is jammed on Route 31 between Jericho and Galena, and on Prairie between Route 31 and Elmwood.

What we know now

  • What happened: A gunman opened fire at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois, a manufacturing plant southwest of Chicago.
  • The suspect: Aurora police said the alleged shooter is dead.
  • Victims: An Aurora city official says four police officers were struck along with five people died in a shooting at a manufacturing firm Friday afternoon.

City of Aurora | Press Conference February 15, 2019For text updates, text AURORAIL to 888777

Posted by City of Aurora, IL, Government on Friday, February 15, 2019

 City Of Aurora Press Conference. 02-15-2019
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