President Donald Trump was briefed on the shooting at a west suburban industrial complex that left at least four police officers injured as Illinois elected officials—including Gov. J.B. Pritzker—monitored details and praised the bravery of first responders.
The city of Aurora’s Twitter account posted at 3 p.m. "the shooter has been apprehended." Police said the scene was secured and the "shooter is no longer a threat to the area."
Trump tweeted gratitude for the police response shortly after 5 p.m.
"Great job by law enforcement in Aurora, Illinois," the president said. "Heartfelt condolences to all of the victims and their families. America is with you!"
Sen. Tammy Duckworth tweeted that she was monitoring the situation.
“This is a scary, sad day for all Illinoisans and Americans,” she said. “Thank you to the brave first responders who risked their lives this afternoon and apprehended the shooter.”
Sen. Dick Durbin was also monitoring the situation and thanked emergency personnel.
“My heart breaks for Aurora,” he said.
Rep. Bill Foster, of the 11th District, said he was aware of the situation and monitoring details.
“Thank you to all of the first responders who are on the scene right now,” he said.
Pritzker encouraged all residents to “follow the directives of their local law enforcement.”
A press conference in Aurora was scheduled for 5 p.m.