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'Several injured' in Illinois shooting, suspect in custody

ANI | Updated: Feb 16, 2019 04:39 IST

Illinois [USA], Feb 16 (ANI): 'Several' people sustained injuries after a gunman opened fire at a manufacturing plant in Aurora city in Illinois on Friday (local time).
Police officials said that they were responding to an active shooter situation at The Henry Pratt Company building.
According to CNN, citing local officials and hospitals, four law enforcement personnel and "multiple" civilians were shot and wounded in the incident.
Taking to its Twitter handle, the City of Aurora urged civilians to not venture into the area during the shooting. It later announced that the suspect was apprehended and sent to custody.
Aurora spokesperson Clayton Muhammed told CNN affiliate WGN-TV that the four police officers are stable, although it was still not clear how many civilians were wounded and the extent of their injuries.
US President Donald Trump has been briefed on the shooting in Illinois and is monitoring the situation, said White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.
Friday's incident comes barely a day after the US marked the first anniversary of the mass shooting that took place in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which claimed 17 lives.
Following the deadly assault, thousands of people, primarily students across the country held a "March for Our Lives" rally pressing for stricter gun control measures. (ANI)