Police believe it was a 45-year-old Gary Martin, who was behind the masseskytingen at a factory in the city of Aurora in the state of Illinois Friday night.
Commissioner Kirsten Ziman illuminated in the night that Martin was an employee of the company, according to CNN. He was himself shot and killed by police in the subsequent politiaksjonen.
Saturday night tells the police that Martin (45) began to shoot around him after he was fired during a meeting, writes CNN.
Several of those killed were at the relevant meeting where Martin was dismissed. All the dead are now identified.Should have shot around him on the factory: - Had the gun with the laser sight Should not have had weapons
What weapon Martin (45) used to commit masseskytingen, is not yet known. He had not, however permission to own a weapon, as a result of a voldsdom from 1995, tells the police chief Ziman.
In 2014, he got nevertheless bought a gun. The purchase was first discovered by the police when he applied for a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
Then sent the police a letter, where they asked Martin (45) about to voluntarily hand back the weapon. He did not.
Whether or not the police followed up the letter, is also uncertain at the present time.Several injured
the Messages came about an active ongoing shooting was confirmed around at 21.30 Friday night. Just after the clock 22.00 notified the police that they had control of the suspected shooter.
In addition to the five killed, several injured. Among the injured were five policemen.MAJOR ACTION: All the emergency services were on site with large forces on Friday. Photo: Bev Horne/Daily Herald via AP/NTB Scanpix Show more
Several schools in the area were closed during the skyteepisoden, and a variety of nødetater responded to the scene Friday.
It was at the factory Henry Pratt Company, a large company that among other things, stock valves, the shooting took place.
An employee at the factory, John Probst, managed to escape out of the factory when the shooting began.
He told ABC Chicago that he saw a man he recognized as a colleague. According to Probst should the man have held a gun with a laser sight.
There was around 30 people in the building during the shooting, " he says.