Suspect apprehended after active shooter incident in Aurora, Illinois


Posted on: February 15th, 2019 by ABC News No Comments

Chalabala/iStock(CHICAGO) — A suspect has been apprehended after an active shooting in Aurora, Illinois, city officials said.

The city of Aurora, located about 40 miles east of Chicago, announced on its Twitter account that that alleged shooter had been caught.

“THE SHOOTER HAS BEEN APPREHENDED!” the tweet read.

 

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

 

No further details, including information about any injuries or fatalities, were released. But officials did say a lockdown is still in place.

The active shooter was first publicly confirmed by the city on its Twitter account

The Chicago field office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) had announced earlier that it responded to the scene.

FBI agents out of the Chicago field office also responded to the scene and assisted law enforcement, a spokesperson for FBI-Chicago told ABC News.

This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.


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