Four police officers and multiple civilians have reportedly been injured in an active shooting at an Illinois warehouse.
The shooting is at Henry Pratt Company at 2pm local time.
There are unconfirmed reports that the shooter is a disgruntled ex-employee who was recently fired.
According to police dispatch phone calls, at least five people have been injured.
The Daily Herald in Illinois reports that four of those people are cops and that ‘multiple’ civilians have also been injured but police are yet to confirm the numbers.
The newspaper reports that numerous people have been taken to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital.
There are a number of fire trucks at the scene in addition to a SWAT team.
The shooting was first reported at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois, at 2pm on Friday. Police are pictured at the scene
A SWAT team has entered the building and dozens of other officers from the FBI and ATF are on the scene
The warehouse is near several schools and a university. The schools have been placed in lock-down. The shooter is still at large.
It is not yet known if the shooter opened fire before police arrived at the scene or if the gunfire started once authorities were there.
The police department confirmed the shooting on Friday afternoon in a handful of brief tweets.
‘We have an ongoing active shooter incident at 641 Archer Av. This is an ongoing active scene.
‘We will provide more information once confirmed.
‘We have an active shooter incident at 641 Archer Av. This is an active scene. Please avoid the area,’ said a second tweet.
Henry Pratt is a water valve manufacturing company. A witness who works nearby told Fox News: ‘We heard about three or four shots.
‘We had the kitchen open, the door, we could hear it. We heard three [shots],’ she said.
There are a large number of emergency vehicles at the scene but it remains unclear how many have been hurt