City officials in Aurora have started a GoFundMe account to help families who lost loved ones in Friday’s shooting at an industrial complex.
Five people died in the shooting, which occurred after an employee at the plant was fired from his job. Another employee was also wounded in the gunfire, which erupted just before 1:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon. Five police officers also suffered gunshot wounds during the incident.
The GoFundMe page is designed to “relieve the extreme financial burdens families are experiencing during this difficult time,” according to the city.
The page has a $50,000 goal, and has already raised over $6,700 in three hours.
The Aurora Police Department has also provided information for those affected by the shooting. Victims looking for assistance are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org, and should put "Aurora Victim" in the subject line.
Anyone with information on the shooting is also encouraged to email the FBI at email@example.com.