The killer a pistol equipped with a laser sight. A rescue task force was quickly deployed to the industrial park, accompanied by the emergency services, including the fire department and paramedics. Schools were placed placed in “soft lockdown” early on Friday afternoon. Police named the gunman as Gary Martin, 45, an employee at the company for 15 years. He was also killed during an exchange of fire with police officers. Five of them were shot and wounded.
Two were airlifted to nearby trauma centers but the injuries are all described an non life-threatening. In total, 11 people were shot, plus the shooter. In a statement released Friday night, the company said it was left “shocked and deeply saddened by the horrific tragedy.” Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth said: “This is a scary, sad day for all Illinoisans and Americans.” President Donald Trump posted a message on Twitter offering his condolences to the victims and their loved ones.