Four police officers shot in Aurora, Illinois; ‘Active shooter’ alert issued

February 15, 2019 GMT

Four police officers and multiple civilians were shot Friday afternoon at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms confirmed.

An active shooter was reported at the Henry Pratt Co., a manufacturing business, and dozens of police vehicles and ambulances responded to the scene.

Just after 3 p.m. local time, the city confirmed on its Twitter account that the shooter is in custody, but the area is still on lockdown.

EMERGENCY UPDATE | 3 p.m. THE SHOOTER HAS BEEN APPREHENDED! The area is still on lock down! More information will be provided soon. City of Aurora, IL (@CityofAuroraIL) February 15, 2019

The Chicago Bureau of the FBI tweeted that agents are on the scene.

John Probst, an employee at the company, said the gunman is a co-worker.

Probst told ABC7 that he ran out of the back door of the Henry Pratt Co. building as the shooting unfolded.

He said he recognized the gunman, who he said had “a pistol with a laser.”

Probst said he wasn’t hurt but that another colleague was “bleeding pretty bad.”

This story is based in part on wire service reports.