After the death of several people in the production business hall, which has been working for 15 years, he enters the warehouse, witnesses said. There he shot more employees.
In a revolt that lasted about 90 minutes before the police killed him in a shootout, Martin killed five people and injured six people – including five officers.
"During this meeting, he was suspended and I learned from the witnesses that he had opened fire right after the cessation," police chief Aurora Kristen Ziman said at a press conference Saturday. "We believe that several people who participated in this meeting are those who have died."
While it is not known whether the shooter knew he would be fired when he brought firearms to his workplace, the official representative of the company
Scott Hall, CEO of Mueller Water Products, who owns Henry Pratt Co., said the company has a progressive process of discipline that can lead to termination. 1
"The only thing I know is that he was summoned," Ziman said. "Once again, we can assume he was speculative about what will happen, as he sees it, arming himself with a firearm … I do not know exactly what he was told."
He went ballistically and opened fire
Prostst said that one of the victims who escaped with a bleeding arm told him that the shooter was ballistic.
Four minutes after the first. 911, the police arrived at the scene and came under direct fire, possibly from a window, the police said.
All those who were killed or injured by shooting – except the shooter – seem to have been hit in the first few minutes of the incident, Ziman said.
The shooting stopped when Martin apparently went deeper into the warehouse. He was found about an hour and a half to hunt in the rear machine, police said. He opened fire and officials responded by killing him, officials said.
the police published details of the victims. These include factory manager, human resources manager, trainee on the first day, and two other workers who were shot in the attack. Another of the assailant's colleagues was injured
He also fired at the police, wounding five. Police issued the names of the five workers who died in the warehouse of an industrial valve manufacturer with an area of 29,000 square meters:
• Clayton Parks of Elgin, Illinois, Human Resources Manager.
• Trevor Wenner of DeCalb, Illinois, Trainee
• Russell Bayer of Yorkshire, Illinois, a mold operator.
• José Pinard of Oswego,
The names of the five wounded police officers and the wounded worker – all men – were not immediately released. Of the injured officers, four were shot, and one had shrapnel wounds, the police said.
At least three of the police officers were still hospitalized on Saturday, police said.
He did not lawfully own the gun
But when he filed an application for a covert permit later that month, his fingerprints put him in charge of a crime, Ziman said.
The authorities discovered that the shooter had been convicted of aggravated violence in Mississippi in 1995. Ziman said his concealment permission was rejected and his FOID card was revoked. The state police sent him a letter saying he would voluntarily give up the police, Ziman said.
How the shooter eventually kept the gun will be part of the incident investigation.
"We are looking at whether we have tracked this and what agencies have tracked it," she said. 19659002]
More than 2 million Americans report annually that they are victims of violence in the workplace, according to the federal government. Many other cases are not reported.
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"It's almost like a divorce from a family," she said. "Americans today tend to spend more time than even at home, and they usually have more lunches, dinners, food, time spent with their colleagues, and perhaps remove the most stable relationship an employee can have."
CNN Faith Carrie, Ray Sanchez, Jason Hannah and Steve Almassy contributed to this report