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5 Dead In Aurora Following Workplace Shooting

Chicago (CBS) -- Five people have died following a workplace shooting in Aurora Friday afternoon.

A suspect who opened fired at Henry Pratt Company Friday afternoon in Aurora has been shot dead, sources tell CBS 2.

Four police officers have been stabilized.

Two sources tell CBS 2 Investigator Brad Edwards that they believe multiple officers and civilians have been wounded.

According to scanner traffic at around 1:40 p.m., Aurora police asked for "as many ambulances as possible".

Mercy Medical Center and Rush Copley Medical Center are receiving patients from the shooting.

A worker at Alro Steel tells CBS 2's Vince Gerasole that employees there have been told to stay in the building because of a shooting next door at Henry Pratt Company, 501 S. Highland Avenue.

The area is a little over a mile away from West Aurora High School. West Aurora School District 129 was holding students but now dismissing schools in 40-minute intervals.

Students were also on lockdown at Holy Angels Catholic School, about a half mile from the building.

The U.S. Marshals Service and agents from ATF are responding to the scene.

(Credit: J Fernando Castro)

President Trump has been briefed on the shooting.

U.S. Senators for Illinois Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckowrth both tweeted about the incident.

This is a developing story.

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