Five killed, several injured including cops in US industrial park shooting
New York: Police shot down the gunman who killed five persons after he opened fire at an industrial park in the US state of Illinois. Several people have been injured including five police officers.
The attack on Friday took place in Aurora, a suburb about 65 km from Chicago, as per reports.
It comes a day after the first anniversary of a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 dead.
The shooting is reported to have happened at Henry Pratt Company, a manufacturing firm that makes valves for large water pipes. Police named the gunman as Gary Martin, 45, who they said was an employee at the industrial park.
Chris Southwood of the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police described the Aurora officers who attended and were shot at as "courageous". "(These) officers and their colleagues did not hesitate to literally put their lives on the line today to stop further bloodshed," Southwood said in a statement.
Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth said: "This is a scary, sad day for all Illinoisans and Americans."