All 5 officers wounded in Aurora shooting released from hospital


AURORA, IL – FEBRUARY 17: Diana Juarez wipes away tears as she mourns the lost of her father Vicente Juarez during a prayer vigil outside Henry Pratt Company on February 17, 2019 in Aurora, Illinois. Joshua Lott/Getty Images

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AURORA, Ill. — Police say all five of the officers who were wounded last week in a deadly shooting at a warehouse in suburban Chicago have been released from the hospital.

The (Aurora) Beacon-News reports that four of the officers hurt were released by Sunday, and the fifth was released Thursday.

The officers were injured Friday in an exchange of gunfire with a man who had been fired from Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora. Five employees were killed .

The gunman, 45-year-old Gary Martin, died in the shootout.

The officers’ names haven’t been released. They suffered gunshot wounds and shrapnel injuries and ranged in age from 24 to 53.

Aurora police said Thursday that they’re “hoping for a swift and full recovery for all.”


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