A man with a pistol equipped with a laser sight is running up and down at the company where he works shooting at everyone he sees. He has already shot four policemen and several other workers at Pratt in Aurora. One of the wounded workers said that he recognized the man as a co-worker, but his name has not been released yet. There are multiple casualties, but no reports on fatalities at this time. SWAT is now on the scene, but no new information is being released while the shooter is still active.
Aurora police said the shooter was still being sought on the premises at 2:40 p.m. FBI Chicago confirmed that they are currently at the scene.
Local schools are on lockdown, including West Aurora School District schools and Holy Angels Catholic School. Officials said, “No one will be allowed to leave or enter our buildings until the lockdown has been lifted.”
ABC is currently on the scene with a live chopper feed. ABC reported that shots could be heard from those on the ground. Multiple ambulances and fire trucks could be seen standing by near the scene.
Daily Herald reported that four city of Aurora police officers have been wounded and there is an unconfirmed report of a citizen fatality.
Officers are responding to reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt building in Aurora, police confirmed by phone Friday afternoon. Police and SWAT teams were swarming the scene as of 2 p.m. Multiple injuries have been reported, according to ABC.
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