AURORA – Northern Illinois University student Trevor Wenner from Sheridan had just begun working in the Human Resources Department of Muller Water Products when he was included in a meeting where an employee was suspended.
This encounter became tragic when employee Gary Martin, subject to termination, opened fire in the room.
Police released the names on Saturday morning of five officers who died in Friday's shooting at the Henry Pratt building in Aurora.
Besides Behner, they include: 19659004] Clayton Parks of Elgin, Human Resources Manager
Russell Bayer of Yorquill, Mouth Operator
Vicente Juarez of Oswego Pinkard warehouse also from Oswego, plant manager
Another victim of shooting, a male employee, was treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.
In the morning hours after shooting at Henry Pratt's historical building in Aurora, members of the victims' families began to identify relatives, survivors met with torturers, and one community continued to absorb the shock of this local tragedy.
Besides Behner, Parks was a graduate of the NIU, according to a statement by NIU President Dr. Lisa C. Freeman.
Freeman noted that Parks graduated from NIU Business College in 201
"A loss like this is devastating and meaningless." Please let our university community keep families, friends and communities of Wehner and Parks in their hearts and give them offer thoughtful thoughts, "Freeman said." It is important to support one another during this time of sorrow and sadness. Please note that a variety of resources are available. Students seeking help can contact counseling and counseling services 24 hours a day at 815-753-1206. Our Student Affairs staff are also available to provide assistance and support services. For teachers and staff, the NIU offers support through our Employee Assistance Program. "
Mueller Water Products, the company that manages Henry Pratt's facility, published this statement on its Twitter account:" "Mueller Water Products is shocked and deeply saddened by the terrible tragedy that has occurred today in our Henry Pratt facility in Aurora, Illinois.
Our hearts are with the victims and their loved ones, the first respondents, the Aurora community and the entire Muller family in this extremely difficult time.
Our whole focus is on the health and well-being of our colleagues and we are committed to providing any support to them and their families.
We continue to work closely with law enforcement agencies with whom we share our deepest gratitude for their support. Five servants of the western suburban company were killed on Friday when a colleague, Gary Martin of Aurora, apparently humiliated after his recent loss of work, went into the building with a gun and started firing.
The police responded and immediately took fire from Martin. Five of the officers were hit by firing in the area before shooting Martin, who had died from his wounds.
Employees continue to search for 29,000 sq. Ft. For further evidence while the investigation continues.