Man guns down five shortly after being fired, IL police say

Man guns down five shortly after being fired, IL police say

Five people were tragically murdered when a man opened fire inside a manufacturing warehouse in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday.

In 2014, police said, he successfully applied for an Illinois Firearm Owner's Identification (FOID) card and bought a.40-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun. Five days after that, he applied for a concealed carry permit, which included a more rigorous background check that used digital fingerprinting and that did flag his MS felony conviction, which led the Illinois State Police to revoke his permit.

Ziman says Martin pulled the gun and began shooting right after he heard the news.

Wehner, who was set to graduate in May with a degree in human resource management, had never met Gary Martin.

Zanis said he'd like to make crosses with the victims' names and put them up near Henry Pratt Co.

"We don't know whether he had the gun on him at the time or if he went to retrieve it", Ziman said.

The apparent background check lapse was likely to draw renewed scrutiny to a system that allowed a gun merchant to sell a weapon to a convicted felon who was legally barred from possessing one. "I'll remember him forever". In 1994, Martin severely beat a woman in a domestic violence incident that turned him into a felon - something which should have prevented him from buying a gun, especially in a state with some of the nation's strictest gun laws.

The plant, which manufactures water distribution products and operates as a factory and warehouse, employs about 200 workers in a working-class district of Aurora, the second-largest city in IL. The youngest has been an officer for two years and the oldest for 30 years, authorities said. Beyer's father, Ted Beyer, told the Chicago Sun-Times his son was the union chairman.

A witness, John Probst, who works at Henry Pratt, told the television station ABC7 that he saw the attacker, whom he recognised as a colleague.

Trevor Wehner, 21, a human resources intern, was on his first day on the job at Henry Pratt when he was killed by a disgruntled employee who was being fired. Three more officers were shot within the next five minutes. Three of the five co-workers he killed were in the room with him and the other two were just outside, she said.

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In a statement to students and faculty, Northern Illinois University president Lisa C. Freeman spoke on Wehner and Parks.

Ziman said responding officers on Friday arrived at the shooting scene four minutes after the first 911 calls were placed.

According to police, Martin was convicted of a felony for aggravated assault in MS in 1995.

"It just means a lot that it doesn't matter what banner you're under but that we can all be one family", attendee Diane Johnson said. But she never expected the type of phone call she got from her mom on Friday, warning her to be careful with an active shooter loose in the town.

The identities of the five victims of a workplace shooting in Aurora, Illinois on Friday were revealed by the Aurora Police Department on Saturday.

Police released these photos of Aurora shooter Gary Martin, 45, Saturday.

Police said Martin fired off many rounds, and that they lost contact with him in the warehouse for more than an hour.

Wehner was killed on his first day as an intern at Henry Pratt.

Martin also wounded five cops with his handgun before he was killed following a brief firefight with police. My best friend! The man I would have leaned on during devastation like this who would tell me, 'It's ok Terra, it is all going to be fine.' The man who was dying and found the clarity of mind for just a second to send me one last text to let me know he would always love me.

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