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Suspect in custody after active shooter situation in Illinois

Posted at 3:17 PM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 16:21:06-05

AURORA, Illinois (NBC NEWS) – Four Aurora police officers and multiple civilians have been shot or injured at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois on Friday and a shooter has been apprehended, authorities said.

Officers responded with a heavy presence to reports of an active shooter Henry Pratt Company, the city announced just after 2 p.m. CST.

Aurora police said the area around the Henry Pratt Company is still on lockdown and U.S. Marshals released the information on the wounded officers.

The City of Aurora Twitter account released an alert Friday that said: “There is an active shooter near Highland and Archer.”

Diana Muniz, an employee at Taqueria Muniz, told NBC Chicago a customer reported hearing numerous shots in the area.

“The customer said they heard one shot fired, then more shots like ‘boom, boom, boom,’” she said

Henry Pratt Company is a large manufacturer of valves and other industrial equipment and owned by Mueller Water Products, Inc., and Atlanta-based corporation.

Schools in the area are being held on a soft lockdown, West Aurora School District 129 said in a Facebook post.

“There are reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt building near Cleveland and Prairie just east of Luigi’s Pizza, as a result, we are holding all district students in place for their safety, there is a police presence in the area,” the district said.

The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also said they are responding to the building.