Aurora Officials Launch GoFundMe to Help Families of Shooting Victims - NBC Chicago

Aurora Officials Launch GoFundMe to Help Families of Shooting Victims

The city says it is trying to raise $50,000 for the victims' families

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    Aurora Officials Launch GoFundMe to Help Families of Shooting Victims
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    AURORA, ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 16: Crime scene tape surrounds the Shetland Business Park following yesterday's shooting at the Henry Pratt Company on February 16, 2019 in Aurora, Illinois. Five people were killed and 5 police officers wounded by a former employee armed with a handgun. The gunman, who was killed by police, has been identified as Gary Martin. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    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.

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    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 victimservices@fbi.gov, and should put "Aurora Victim" in the subject line. 

    Anyone with information on the shooting is also encouraged to email the FBI at auroratips@fbi.gov. 

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