Multiple casualties, including police, in Illinois shooting

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AURORA, Ill. (WTVO) – There are reports of an active shooter situation in Aurora, Illinois on Friday afternoon.

Aurora Police tweeted out that the business is located in the 641 Archer Avenue. 

ATF and FBI agents are on the scene as of 2:37 p.m., ABC 7 Chicago is reporting.

The Daily Herald reported that four police officers and multiple civilians are said to have been injured.

John Probst, an employee who escaped the building, told ABC 7 he saw a man holding a pistol with a laser scope. Probst said he recognized the man as a co-worker.

The City of Aurora reported that the suspect was in custody as of 3 p.m.

Local schools have been placed on lockdown.

“There are reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt building near Cleveland and Prairie just east of Luigi’s Pizza, as a result, we are holding all district students in place for their safety, there is a police presence in the area. Per directions from the county sheriff, the District has been advised to go into soft lockdown situation across the district. Teaching will continue with reduced movement. Normal operations will resume when the soft lockdown has been lifted. No one will be allowed to leave or enter our buildings until the lockdown has been lifted,” the West Aurora School District said on Facebook.

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