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Aurora mass shooting: 5 killed, 6 cops wounded in outskirts of Chicago

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Chicago, Feb 16: Five people were killed and five police officers wounded when a gunman opened fire in an industrial area on the outskirts of Chicago.

Aurora mass shooting: 5 killed, 6 cops wounded in outskirts of Chicago (Representative image)

According to Associated Press, Aurora, Illinois, Police Chief Kristen Ziman identified the gunman as 45-year-old Gary Martin.

According to cbsnews, the shooter was a 15-year employee of the Henry Platt Co. and police believe he was being terminated Friday, Aurora police chief Kristen Ziman said at a press conference late Friday.

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Statement from the Kendall County Sheriff's Office said:

Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with the Aurora Police, the Aurora community, and the families of the victims involved in today's tragedy. We stand with our brothers and sisters in blue, and the world, in praying for a speedy recovery for the Aurora Officers injured, as well as the innocent victims who's lives have been forever changed. We will never forget the innocent lives lost far too soon, and pray their families and friends can one day find peace.

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