Aurora, Illinois shooter wasn't legally allowed to own gun

Law enforcement personnel gather near the scene of a shooting at an industrial park in Aurora Ill. on Friday Feb. 15 2019

Law enforcement personnel gather near the scene of a shooting at an industrial park in Aurora Ill. on Friday Feb. 15 2019

A "disgruntled" employee, who fatally shot five people and wounded five officers at an IL warehouse, severely beat a woman years ago in a domestic violence incident that turned him into a criminal - and should have kept him from buying a gun. Parks was the human resources manager. Please check your email for a welcome confirmation. He was also an alumnus of Northern Illinois University, the school's statement said. He told the Chicago Sun-Times that's why the 20-year mould operator and union chairman sat in on Gary Martin's termination meeting Friday afternoon.

Vicente Juarez was a stockroom attendant and forklift operator at Henry Pratt Company.

The victims were employees of the Henry Pratt Company.

After fatally shooting several people in the room at the manufacturing business he'd worked for 15 years, he stormed into the warehouse, witnesses said.

Trevor Wehner, 21, a student at Northern Illinois University, showed up Friday and got pulled into a meeting with supervisors at a warehouse of the Henry Pratt Aurora, Illinois, which makes valves for water treatment equipment and power generators.

That's according to his uncle, Jay Wehner. "You can't say anything but nice things about him", Jay Wehner said of his nephew.

While it is not known whether the gunman knew he would be fired when he brought a firearm into his workplace, a company official said he had been going through a discipline procedure and had been written up before.

"He loved God, his family and Mississippi State sports", a cousin wrote in a text to the Chicago Tribune that he said was written on behalf of Pinkard's wife, Terra.

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The five officers - who were fired on nearly immediately upon arriving to multiple calls of an active shooter at the water valve manufacturing plant at 641 Archer Ave. - range in age from 23 to 53.

A sixth officer suffered a minor knee injury and was treated at a hospital.

All of the officers' injuries are considered non-life-threatening.

"For so many years, we have seen similar situations throughout our nation and the frightful feeling that we get when we see it on the news". He was identified as Gary Martin, 45.

Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman at a news conference about the shootings at a manufacturing company in the city in Aurora, Ill., on February 15, 2019.

Aurora police also confirmed that in January 2014, Martin was issued a firearm owner's identification card after passing a background check.

Martin was holed up in a machine shop at the back, apparently waiting for police, Robertson said, and exchanged gunfire with them.

A vigil was planned for Sunday in Aurora, which is about 40 miles (65 kilometres) west of Chicago and is Illinois' second-largest city, with about 200,000 people.

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Pinkard continued, "Every thought in my mind and everything I see reminds me of a precious memory of my husband.I want to shout from the rooftops about how unbelievable Josh was!"

"As part of hide and carry, that is when the fingerprint" is examined, she said.

Ziman said responding officers on Friday arrived at the shooting scene four minutes after the first 911 calls were placed. And especially since this is so close to home, it's a good time to do something about it. "And now this happens".

The chief said police were still trying to learn from bosses at Henry Pratt the reason for the firing. She called Josh's phone, texted him and FaceTimed him, but got no response.

The work day began as usual at 7 a.m. CT.

"I don't know how much longer I can keep my thoughts to myself". "I've been through that training".

She said she doesn't know why Martin ended up keeping the gun and whether law enforcement followed up with him.

"All I can remember is him hitting and kicking me, I can remember fighting and screaming for help". Check back for updates.

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