|US special police deployed during a shooting in the city of Aurora, near Chicago on Friday (2/15).|
Five people were killed and several police officers were injured by a gunman in an industrial area in Aurora, 65 kilometers west of Chicago, police said. At present there can be confirmed five people killed, said Kristen Ziman, the local police chief.
In addition to the death toll several members of the police were injured including the first two who entered the building in the manufacturing complex where the shooting took place.
The shooter, who was later killed, was known as Gary Martin, 45, who was suspected of being an employee of the compound. Police say the motive for the shooting is still unknown. (al)
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