At Least 5 Killed in Shooting at Illinois Manufacturing Plant

By Inside Edition Staff
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At least five people are dead after a gunman opened fire at a manufacturing firm outside of Chicago, authorities said.

Police responded to the shooting Friday afternoon at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora. The FBI, ATF and U.S. Marshals also responded.

As of Friday evening, five civilians were dead and five police officers were wounded, CBS News reported. While the officers sustained non-life threatening injuries, two of the officers were airlifted to local trauma centers.

A sixth officer was being treated for a knee injury.

Police identified the shooter as a 45-year-old who they believed worked at the company. He died in a shootout with police. Authorities had not identified a motive by Friday evening, CBS News reported.

"I want to take this opportunity to send positive energy to those officers who are being treated and to the officers and medics who showed up from all over the state to render aid," Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman said at a press conference Friday evening.

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