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Aurora warehouse shooting victims shot multiple times, from a distance

Memorials left at a vigil Saturday for the Aurora shooting victims. | Nader Issa/Sun-Times

Memorials left at a vigil Saturday for the Aurora shooting victims. | Nader Issa/Sun-Times

AURORA, Ill. — Autopsies on the five employees killed when a gunman opened fire in February at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant determined that all of them had been shot more than once.

The (Aurora) Beacon-News reports that the reports released on Tuesday by the Kane County Coroner’s Office concluded that none of the five victims was shot at close range.

The five employees of the Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora were working on Feb. 15 when fellow employee Gary Martin pulled out a gun and began firing after he was notified that he had been fired. Martin shot and wounded one other employee and five of the first police officers to arrive at the plant before he was killed during an exchange of gunfire with police.

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