Police: Shooting leaves 1 dead, 4 injured in Aurora

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AURORA, Ill. — One person is dead and four others wounded following a shooting overnight in Aurora.

According to police, a fight at a house party may have led to shots being fired around 2:30 a.m. Sunday on the 700 block of 5th Street. At least five people were wounded, and one killed in the shooting. Officials said all of the victims were between 18 and 20 years old.

During a press conference Sunday morning, authorities said they believe the shooting was not random.

"While the investigation is in its early stages, we now believe this shooting is an isolated incident and does not appear to be a random act,” Aurora Police Department Commander Jack Fichtel said.

Police arriving at the scene of the shooting early Sunday found three people suffering from gunshot wounds. The victims were sent to Rush Copley Hospital, where one was pronounced dead. The other two are listed in stable condition.

A short time later, two more people reportedly arrived at Rush Copley Hospital, suffering from gunshot wounds. They are also listed in stable condition.

Police are questioning two witnesses, and said they do not have a suspect in custody. They haven't discussed a possible motive, nor would they say if the violence could be gang-related.

Video: Local authorities address a shooting in Aurora

With no arrests or suspects identified publicly, police are asking anyone with information to come forward, including people who were at the house party at the time of the shooting.

“If you saw something, we need you to say something,” Aurora Police Department Investigative Services Bureau Commander Jack Fichtel said. “No matter how small the information might seem, we need to people to come forward with any bit of information about what happened early this morning."

Aurora police can be reached at 630-256-5500. You can also make an anonymous tip via Crime Stoppers at 630-892-9000.


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