The suspect, identified as Gary Martin, opened fire in the company of Henry Pratt on Friday afternoon in Aurora and was shot, police said. It is believed that the 45-year-old Martin was hired by the company.
Police Chief Aurora Kristen Ziman said the police were notified about the shooting at 1:24 am They arrived on the scene at 1:28 pm
Five officers were shot. The sixth suffered knee injury
Five civilians were killed. The names of the victims are not exempt.
There is no motive for shooting.
At a press conference, Aurora mayor Richard Irwin said: "I do not think I can be more explicit today is a sad day. We have seen similar situations around our nation. But getting it firsthand is even more painful. It is shameful that these shootings are commonplace, ashamed that someone will be so selfish that they will have the right to take innocent lives. We, as a society, can not allow heartless acts to become a place in the news of 1
Gov. JB Pritzker also attended the press conference.
"There is no way to prepare for the pain of losing innocent people," Pritzker said. "In the state in which you were elected to lead, the state you chose to defend, there is no way to prepare yourself. There are no words about the evil that robbed our neighbors of their lives. "
A police source told CBS 2 Mike Puccinelli that the first officers who arrived were shot by Martin as they approached the building. They fled when one of the officers said, "I was hit!"
Another policeman pulled his wounded partner in a safe place and put a tourniquet on his feet. another in the thigh; one on the neck, and the fifth on the neck.