Sunday, February 17, 2019

4 of 5 Aurora police officers shot in mass shooting have been released from hospital

All but one of the five Aurora police officers who were injured by gunfire in Friday’s mass shooting at a warehouse have been released from area hospitals.

The investigation into the workplace massacre continued Sunday as police interviewed additional witnesses and collected further information....

Community responds: Fundraising efforts for the victims of Aurora's mass shooting

Aurora is coming together to support the families of the five employees shot and killed at the city’s Henry Pratt Co. Friday. Vicente Juarez, Josh Pinkard, Clayton Parks, Russell Beyer and Trevor Wehner were shot by plant worker Gary Martin, police said. Six police officers were also injured. Here...

Teen boy fatally shot by Chicago police after traffic stop leads to 'armed confrontation,' police say

A Chicago police officer fatally shot a 17-year-old boy after trying to pull over the vehicle he was riding in Saturday night on the West Side, officials said.

The teen, identified by authorities as Michael Elam, was initially taken to an area hospital after the shooting in critical condition....

Montgomery man critically injured in Aurora shooting

An 18-year-old Montgomery man was critically injured in a shooting on the near east side of Aurora Sunday morning.

Aurora police officers responded to the 400 block of East Park Avenue around 12:30 a.m. and found the young man sitting wounded in a vehicle parked in a driveway, police said in a...

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

A termination meeting, a burst of violence and a terrible toll: Aurora police describe mass shooting at Henry Pratt Co.

The 911 calls came in a flurry starting at 1:24 p.m. Friday. An employee who had just been fired was shooting up Aurora’s Henry Pratt Co., the callers said.

Police officers arrived four minutes later and almost immediately encountered gunman Gary Martin, a 45-year-old with a history of violence...

Aurora shooter should not have had a gun due to felony conviction, but state law failed to stop him

Gary Martin should have given up his .40-caliber Smith & Wesson in 2014 when the Illinois State Police finally found out about a decades-old felony conviction, authorities said Saturday.

But he was somehow allowed to keep it. On Friday, that's the gun Martin used to kill five people, and wound...