The suspected gunman from the shooting at an manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday afternoon has been identified as Gary Martin, a 45-year-old former employee of the Henry Pratt Company.
Five employees were killed and five police officers were injured in the shooting. Martin was killed during the incident.
“Mueller Water Products is shocked and deeply saddened by the horrific tragedy that occurred today at our Henry Pratt facility,” the company said in a tweet on Friday.
“Our hearts are with the victims and their loved ones, the first responders, the Aurora community and the entire Mueller family during this extremely difficult time,” the statement continued.
Police officers received an active-shooter alert Friday afternoon around 1:24 p.m. local time and arrived on the scene within four minutes.
All five police officers received “non life-threatening” injuries and were transported to local hospitals. Two of officers were later air-lifted to Chicago-area trauma centers. A sixth officer was being treated with a knee injury.
“Thank you for your selfless act,” Aurora police chief Kristen Ziman said in a message to the law enforcement and first-responder community during a press conference. “Thank you for running towards gunfire and putting your lives in danger to protect those inside the business.”
Here’s what we know about Gary Martin: