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15 Feb 2019 | 09:23 PM UTC

US: Suspect arrested following shooting in Aurora (Illinois) Feb. 15 /update 1

United States of America News Alert

Suspect apprehended following reports of active shooter reported in Aurora (Illinois) February 15; multiple casualties reported

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/15/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/16/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Chicago). COUNTRY/REGION Aurora (Illinois)

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Event

Officials confirm police arrested the suspected shooter at a manufacturing facility in Aurora (lllinois) as of 15:02 (local time) on Friday, February 15. At least four police officers and multiple civilians were wounded in the shooting spree, according to local officials. A police cordon remains in place in the vicinity of 641 Archer Avenue and authorities are ordering individuals to avoid the area until further notice.

Context

Police responded to an active shooter incident in an industrial area at 641 Archer Avenue in Aurora (Illinois) shortly after 14:00 (local time) on February 15. Aurora is located roughly 65 km (40 mi) west of Chicago. 

Advice

Individuals in Aurora (Illinois) are advised to avoid the incident area, monitor developments to the situation, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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