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NBC 5 Coverage: Aurora Mass Shooting

Latest developments in the shooting at an Aurora industrial complex that claimed five innocent lives and injured several police officers

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    NBC 5 Coverage: Aurora Mass Shooting
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    Diana Juarez wipes away tears as she mourns the loss of her father, Vicente Juarez, during a prayer vigil outside Henry Pratt Company on Feb. 17, 2019 in Aurora. Six people including Juarez and a gunman were killed and five police officers were wounded during a mass shooting at the company. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

    Five people were killed in a shooting rampage Friday afternoon at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, and five police officers were wounded in an exchange of gunfire with the shooter, who was eventually killed by police.  Full coverage of the tragedy below.

    Employees Return to Aurora Plant After Deadly Shooting

    No work was being done Monday, a spokeswoman for parent company Mueller Water Products said in a statement, but it was simply a day for employees to "seek counselling, be together, get information" and more. Read more here.

    Employees Return to Aurora Plant After Deadly ShootingEmployees Return to Aurora Plant After Deadly Shooting

    Employees returned Monday to the suburban factory where five people were killed in a workplace shooting on Friday. Susan Carlson reports.

    (Published Monday, Feb. 18, 2019)

    Funeral Services Set for 1 of 5 Victims of Workplace Shooting in Aurora

    Trevor Melvin Wehner, 21, will be laid to rest Wednesday in Sheridan, Illinois. A visitation will take place from 2-7 p.m. with a funeral service beginning at 7 p.m. at the Gabel-Dunn Funeral Home Ltd., located at 333 W. Church St., according to the funeral home. After the service, visitors will also be invited to the Sheridan Fire Department "for further celebration of Trevor's life." Read more here. 

    Aurora Continues to Mourn Loss of Shooting VictimsAurora Continues to Mourn Loss of Shooting Victims

    People gathered at the scene of a workplace shooting that left five victims dead, and a community searching for answers. NBC 5's Christian Farr has all the latest updates from an emotional scene. 

    (Published Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019)

    Aurora Shooting Victim Sent Final Text to Wife Before He Died 

    Terra Pinkard, whose husband Josh Pinkard was killed in the shooting, posted a long message to Facebook on Sunday, saying she learned of the shooting in a text message from him. Read more here. 

    Aurora Police Give Update on Health of Officers Injured During Friday Shooting

    All but one of the Aurora police officers injured in Friday’s fatal shooting at a local industrial complex have been released from area hospitals, the department said on Sunday. A total of six officers suffered injuries during the shooting, which claimed five lives and ended with the gunman being shot to death in a gunfight with police. 

    Aurora Shooter's Permit Was Revoked But Gun Wasn't Seized

    An initial background check failed to detect a felony conviction that would have barred the man who killed five co-workers and wounded six others at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant from buying the gun. 

    Family, Friends Mourn Victims of Aurora ShootingFamily, Friends Mourn Victims of Aurora Shooting

    It's been an emotional 24 hours for the friends and families of victims killed in Friday's shooting at an Aurora plant, and NBC 5's Chris Hush has the latest details on how they are coping. 

    (Published Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019)

    Autopsy Results Released for 3 Aurora Shooting Victims

    Authorities released autopsy results for three of the five men who were shot to death during Friday’s rampage at a factory in west suburban Aurora. Officers responded at 1:28 p.m. to multiple calls of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt Company at 641 Archer Avenue, according to Aurora police. Five officers were then wounded during an ensuing exchange of gunfire with the shooter, 45-year-old Gary Martin, who was eventually shot and killed by police. Read more here.

    'I'm Never Going to See My Dad:' Family Seeks Help, Demands Answers After Father's Death

    A suburban family is left pleading for answers and demanding action after Vicente Juarez, an employee at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, was among five people shot and killed on Friday afternoon. Juarez, who leaves behind three children and eight grandchildren, had worked for the company for 13 years, and was working as a Forklift Operator when he was gunned down by a former employee. Read more here.

    FBI, ATF Among Massive Response to Aurora Active Shooter SituationFBI, ATF Among Massive Response to Aurora Active Shooter Situation

    'You Couldn't Be Mad at Him:' Shooting Victim's Brother Relying on Faith for Support After Tragedy

    Trevor Wehner was beginning to prepare for life after graduation as he started a spring internship with the Henry Pratt Company on Friday, but that life was cut short as he was one of five victims killed at the facility on Friday.

    Wehner, a student at Northern Illinois University, was set to graduate in the spring of 2019, but now his family is left with only grief and sadness as the young man’s life was cut tragically short. Read more here.

    Families, Friends Speak Out After Devastating Aurora Shooting

    It’s been a gut-wrenching 24 hours for the families of the victims of Friday’s fatal shooting at an Aurora industrial complex.

    As the news has slowly began to sink in for those families, the victims are being remembered for their loyalty, their kindness, and the impact they had on the lives of many, many others. Read more here.

    Aurora Facility Where Fatal Shooting Took Place Will Re-Open Soon, CEO Says

    The plant where a deadly shooting left five people dead on Friday will re-open, the company’s CEO announced on Saturday afternoon.

    During a press conference, Mueller Water Products CEO Scott Hall said that the company will provide grief resources to employees, including counsellors, beginning on Sunday afternoon. Read more here.

    Aurora Pizza Place Donates Food to First Responders, Plant Workers After Shooting

    In the aftermath of Friday's shooting at an Aurora business, a local restaurant opened its doors, and its heart, to first responders and employees of the Henry Pratt Company.

    Luigi's Pizza and Fun Center, which is located near the industrial complex where five people were shot and killed on Friday afternoon, offered its facility up to first responders as a staging area while the investigation was ongoing, and didn't stop there. Read more here.

    Timeline: Police Detail, Minute-by-Minute, How Aurora Shooting Unfolded

    During a dramatic press conference on Saturday morning, Aurora Deputy Police Chief Keefe Jackson described in painstaking detail what happened as officers responded to Friday’s fatal shooting at a local industrial complex.

    In that shooting, five people were killed, and the gunman was killed in an exchange of gunfire with authorities. Here is the timeline of what happened, according to investigators.

    Investigation Continues Into Aurora ShootingInvestigation Continues Into Aurora Shooting

    There were a slew of updates on the fatal shooting at an Aurora industrial complex, and NBC 5's Lexi Sutter has all the details on this evolving story. 

    (Published Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019)

    Gunman in Aurora Shooting Was Rejected for Concealed Carry Permit

    Police say that the gunman in Friday's fatal shooting at an Aurora industrial complex purchased his gun legally, but that he was rejected for a concealed carry permit for the weapon. Gary Martin, 45, identified as the shooter by police, applied for an Illinois Firearm Owners Identification card in Jan. 2014. He was approved for that card, and applied to purchase a handgun, the same one used in Friday's shooting, in March of 2014. Read more here.

    Aurora Shooter Had Criminal Record, Weary NeighborsAurora Shooter Had Criminal Record, Weary Neighbors

    A sheriff’s bomb unit used a remote control robot Friday night to make sure there were no booby traps in Gary Martin's apartment. Charlie Wojciechowski reports.
    (Published Friday, Feb. 15, 2019)

    Aurora Police Identify Victims of Fatal Shooting at Industrial Complex

    Police in Aurora, Illinois have identified the five victims of Friday’s fatal shooting at the Henry Pratt Company building. Read more here.

    President Donald Trump to City of Aurora After Shooting: 'America is With You!'

    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. Trump tweeted gratitude for the police response shortly after 5 p.m. Read more here.

    6 Dead, Including Gunman, in Aurora Industrial Complex Shooting

    Six people are dead, including the alleged gunman, and five police officers were wounded following an active shooter situation at a sprawling industrial complex in Aurora.

    Aurora police have confirmed that five police officers were also shot as they tried to get to the shooter inside the 29,000-square-foot building. All five have been transported to local hospitals, and a sixth officer suffered a knee injury. Read more here.

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