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Heavy police response to active shooting at Aurora, Ill., manufacturing plant



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By Doha Madani

A heavy police force responded on Friday to an active shooting situation at a production facility in Aurora, Illinois.

The officers are in place at the Henry Pratt Company and it is unclear if anyone has been injured, according to NBC Chicago.

The Twitter account City of Aurora released an alarm on Friday that said, "There's an active shooter near Highland and Archer."

Diana Muniz, an employee of Taqueria Muniz, told NBC Chicago that a customer reported hearing numerous shots in the area

"The client said he heard a shot fired, then more shots as "boom, boom, boom," he said

Henry Pratt Company is a major manufacturer of valves and other industrial equipment owned by Mueller Water Products, Inc. and an Atlanta-based company.

area are held on a soft lockdown, West Aurora School District 129 said in a Facebook post.

"There a Report of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt building near Cleveland and Prairie, just east of Louis & # 39; s Pizza, as a result, we are holding back all the students in the district for their safety, there is a police presence in the area, "said the district.

The FBI and the # 39. Office of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives have also said that they are ris pondering the building.

This is a developing story. Go back for updates.


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