The City of Aurora, IL. tweeted that the shooter has been apprehended.
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
[Breaking news update, published at 4:03 p.m. ET]
Mercy Medical Center and Rush Copley Medical Center are receiving patients from the shooting in Aurora, Illinois, according to Olga Solares, spokeswoman for Mercy.
Exact numbers and conditions are not known at this time.
[Previous story, published at 3:46 p.m. ET]
Police in Aurora, Illinois, have responded to an active shooter situation at a manufacturing business, authorities said Friday.
“There is an active shooter situation in Aurora in the vicinity of Prairie Street and Highland Avenue. Multiple officers are on the scene. Please avoid the area,” the Kane County State’s Attorney Office tweeted.
There was no immediate reports of injuries.
Aerial video from the scene showed dozens of police vehicles outside the Henry Pratt Company.
An Aurora police department source said all police command staff left for the scene. The response includes at least six ambulances and six fire trucks.
Some schools near the shooting site went into “soft” lockdown, according to a message on the West Aurora School District 129 website.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also is responding to the scene, the agency tweeted.
Aurora has about 201,000 residents. It is 40 miles west of Chicago.
This is a developing story, more to come.