15. February will be written as a black chapter in the book about the u.s. state of Illinois.
went to 45-year-old Gary Martin crazy with a gun. He shot and killed five people and wounded five cops in a warehouse.
A department store, where the perpetrator himself has been working for the past 15 years. But on Friday, it struck after he had been fired shortly before the skudepisoden.
most of those killed were in the same room as Martin was shot in, tell the local police chief, Kristen Ziman, at a press conference, writes Reuters on Saturday.
Reuters is reporting that a boss and an HR responsible, was among the killed, while the other killing also held posts in the inventories.
Martin bought gerningsvåbnet, a Smith & Wesson-gun, in 2014, before it went up for the police, that he was already sentenced for the previous crime in 1994, why he should not have had access to the weapon.
- the Fact is that an angry person walked in and had access to a firearm, he should not have had access to, says the police chief on.
the Police will now put out a survey to find out why the offender had not been forced to take his weapon.
Gary Martin lost even life, when he was shot by the police.
the City's mayor, Richard Irvin said Friday at a news conference that the shooting marks 'a sad day for the city'.
- In so many years, we have seen similar situations across the country. Having to experience it so close by is even more painful, he says.
A witness by the name of Nancy an lcd tv that works in a nearby store, told also on Friday the Washington Post that they were surprised when she along with the other two suddenly saw the large police presence:
- No one told us anything, but we closed the gate, and closed down completely for the store. We are afraid. It looks like there is a lot happening out there, it sounded while the shooting still going on.