Shooting at Manufacturing Plant in Aurora, Illinois
Multiple fatalities reported, others injured
A gunman was killed in a shooting that occurred this afternoon at a manufacturing company in Aurora, Illinois. Multiple fatalities were reported and several others, including six police officers, were injured. The injured officers are in stable condition, a spokesman for the mayor’s office said.
Aurora police said the area around the plant is still on lockdown.
Senators Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin, both of Illinois, each tweeted about the shooting and said they were tracking updates.
President Trump has also been briefed. He said, “Great job by law enforcement in Aurora, Illinois. Heartfelt condolences to all of the victims and their families. America is with you!” The president continues to monitor the situation, including the condition of the injured officers.
- For grace for the families and loved ones of the deceased, that they would feel the closeness of God during this time.
- For for the healing and rapid recovery of those injured in the mass shooting.
- With gratitude for the swift action by law enforcement in apprehending the gunman.
- For wisdom for local officials as they respond to the shooting