on Friday afternoon, local time, as a 45-year-old man went into his former workplace armed with a gun and killed five people. Five police officers were injured in the shooting and the man was shot later to death by the police.
Aurora's chief of police Kristen Ziman says that the man had a permit to own weapons 2014 despite the fact that he was previously punished, reports the AP. At bakgrundskontrollen missed it that the man had been convicted of aggravated assault in 1995 in Mississippi.
why 45-see her bold fashion weapons have not been seized at an earlier time. It came to light, namely that he was previously convicted when he applied to carry the weapon concealed. The man has been arrested on at least seven different occasions in the state of Illinois.
Police say 45-year-old began shooting after he fired at a meeting. Three of the employees who were killed in the shooting what with during the meeting.
– the Fact remains that a disappointed person walked in and had access to a handgun which he would not have had access to, " says police commander Kristen Ziman according to Reuters.
it is likely that the man knew that he would get fired at the meeting and that it was therefore, he took with him his gun.
Two of the police officers who was wounded in the shooting are cared for on Saturday still in hospital for their injuries, but both condition is described as stable.
the Company where the shooting took place manufactures vattenledningsrör in the premises of several thousand square meters and has around 200 employees.
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