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Employee being fired fatally shoots 5 co-workers with 'laser-sighted pistol' in Illinois

Employee being fired fatally shoots 5 co-workers with 'laser-sighted pistol' in IllinoisA 15-year employee being fired from a suburban Chicago manufacturing company opened fire with a laser-sighted pistol on Friday, killing five co-workers and wounding five police officers before he was killed by police, authorities said. Aurora, Illinois, Police Chief Kristen Ziman said 45-year-old Gary Martin "was being terminated" before he started shooting at the Henry Pratt Co. – which makes valves for industrial purposes – in the city about 40 miles west of Chicago. She told a news conference that in addition to the five employees killed, a sixth worker was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life threatening. A sixth police officer suffered a knee injury while officers were searching the building. Ziman said officers arrived within four minutes of receiving reports of the shooting and were fired upon as soon as they entered the 29,000-square-foot manufacturing warehouse. Police said they did not know the gunman's motive. John Probst, a worker who was in the factory, said the gunman had arrived for his regular shift, working in assembly, and opened fire several hours later. Mr Probst told local television: "I saw a gunman running down the aisle with a pistol, I recognised him as a co-worker and he was shooting everybody. "As soon as we heard shots, as soon as I saw the green laser thing, we took off out the back door." Mr Probst said the plant was "huge" and the man worked about 80 yards from him. First responders and emergency vehicles are gathered near the scene of a shooting at an industrial park in Aurora Credit: Bev Horne/ Daily Herald Before the shooting the gunman walked past him and went upstairs to the office, he said. Aurora, a city of 200,000 people, is 40 miles west of Chicago. In a statement Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, said: "The President has been briefed and is monitoring the ongoing situation in Aurora,



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US officer at border shoots driver going to Mexico

US officer at border shoots driver going to MexicoNOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — A Customs and Border Protection officer shot and wounded a driver who was trying to enter Mexico at a crossing in Arizona, the agency said Friday.



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Chicago Woman with Concealed Carry License Shoots, Kills Would-Be Robber: Police

Chicago Woman with Concealed Carry License Shoots, Kills Would-Be Robber: PoliceA 25-year-old Chicago woman with a concealed carry license shot and killed a man who tried to rob her.



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Woman with concealed carry license fatally shoots attempted robber: police

Woman with concealed carry license fatally shoots attempted robber: policeAuthorities in Illinois say a woman with a concealed carry license fatally



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Missouri man fatally shoots girlfriend, her kids, her mother

Missouri man fatally shoots girlfriend, her kids, her motherA St. Louis-area man shot to death his girlfriend, her two young children and her mother in the home they all shared, authorities said Saturday. He exchanged gunfire with officers as he fled and was captured several hours later in a convenience store, covered in blood and wounded.



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Bali volcano shoots new burst of ash; flights unaffected

Bali volcano shoots new burst of ash; flights unaffectedDENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — A volcano on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali shot a new burst of hot ash into the air early Sunday in the latest of the country's several eruptions within a week.



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Woman with concealed carry permit fatally shoots escaped inmate who broke into her home

Woman with concealed carry permit fatally shoots escaped inmate who broke into her homeAuthorities in South Carolina say a woman with a concealed carry permit



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GM Stock Price Shoots Up On Announcement Of Thousands Of Job Cuts

GM Stock Price Shoots Up On Announcement Of Thousands Of Job CutsThe news out of Detroit Monday offered a stark reminder that the fortunes of



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Butler High School Classes Resume Hours After Student Shoots Classmate To Death

Butler High School Classes Resume Hours After Student Shoots Classmate To DeathA high school in Matthews, North Carolina, resumed classes on Monday just



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Police officer shoots, kills man in North Carolina

Police officer shoots, kills man in North CarolinaWASHINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A white North Carolina police officer fatally shot a black motorist who stepped out of his vehicle with a gun during a traffic stop, authorities said Monday.



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