Shooter apprehended in Aurora, Illinois

Local News

5:45 p.m.
  
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.
  
Ziman says the gunman was also killed.
  
Aurora is about 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Chicago.
  
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The shooter has been apprehended. We will have more on this incident as details become available.


An active shooting situation has been reported at the Henry Pratt Company in southwest suburban Aurora.

The shooting occurred near Highland Avenue and Kensington Place. The shooting was confirmed by Kane County Sheriff.

At approximately 2:20 p.m., several SWAT officers were visible outside the Henry Pratt building and the scene appeared to still be active.

Holy Angels School is on lockdown, as is Capital Printing and Die Cutting in the 300 block of South Highland.

West Aurora Schools are on soft lockdown and all students are being held in the building.

An employee at Capital Printing said they are currently sheltering in a closet.

Witnesses report that there are at least 30 police cars on the scene.

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