In the case of a shootout in a factory in a suburb of the US city of Chicago came on Friday at least six people were killed. Five police officers were injured in the exchange of fire in the plant for water valves in the town of Aurora in the U.S. state of Illinois, informed the local police chief Kristen Ziman in front of the cameras. Also the shooter had been killed. About possible further injuries, no precise data were available.
In the case of the shooter, according to local media reports, a 45-year-old former employee of the company, of the had only been two weeks ago dismissed. Whether the motive is to seek, must first be clarified.
U.S. President Donald Trump spoke to the families of the victims his condolences. "America is behind them," tweeted Trump on Friday evening. The police authorities in Aurora, he heaped the praise for the "great work".
Governor Jay Robert Pritzker appeared dismayed. "There are no words for the kind of Evil that steals our neighbors, their hopes, their dreams and their future," he was quoted by the Chicago Tribune.
According to official data, according to which the shots were fired late Friday afternoon in the factory. Television images showed a large Aufgabot to police, ambulance and fire truck at the scene of the crime. Nearby schools were temporarily on lockdown.
After the first shots are fired in the plant brought about were hurrying police officers by the man shot. Overall, were injured in the firefight, five policemen, said Police officer Ziman. A sixth officer had suffered a injury to the knee. The offender had come in the exchange of fire with the police were killed.
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The incident brought back memories of the assassination attempt in another place by the name of Aurora in the state of Colorado. There is a shooter in 2012 had opened with a cinema Premiere in the hall of the fire, twelve people were killed and about 70 others injured. (dpa)