chicago armed attack

An armed man opened fire at a Illinois warehouse from which he was recently fired, killing five of his former colleagues, according to local authorities.

The Chief of Police of Aurora, Kristen Ziman, said that the attacker, a 45 years old man named Gary Martin, worked for Henry Pratt Company for 15 years before the attack took place at the Aurora warehouse, west of Chicago.

The Chief of Police said that it is not clear whether the suspect had the gun the moment he was fired or if he purchased it before the attack.

Five police officers were also wounded on the scene, the Chief of Police also said in a press conference. Another person suffered knee wounds.

This attack is the most recent episode of armed violence in a country where mass shootings happen almost every day. The attack took place just one day after 17 people were gunned down by an armed man at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida.

An eyewitness told CNN that he saw the attack carrying a gun equipped with laser sighting.

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