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Suspect dead in shooting at Aurora manufacturing plant, reports say

Shooter injures multiple people at Aurora, IL industrial park

Police apprehended a gunmen who opened fire at an industrial park in Aurora, IL.
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Police apprehended a gunmen who opened fire at an industrial park in Aurora, IL.

At least one person is dead and many have been injured in a shooting at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, in the Chicago suburbs, according to reports.

The Chicago Tribune reported the shooting was at the Henry Pratt Co. in an industrial area of Aurora on Friday afternoon. Four police officers had been injured and the shooter was dead, police told the newspaper.

A local school district had been placed on lockdown until the situation cleared.

Joseph Bustos is the state affairs and politics reporter for the Belleville News-Democrat, where he strives to hold elected officials accountable and provide context to decisions they make. He has won multiple awards from the Illinois Press Association for coverage of sales tax referendums.


Hana Muslic has been covering breaking news and crime for the Belleville News-Democrat since August 2018. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and her previous work can be found in The Lincoln Journal-Star and The Kansas City Star.


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