Trump praises law enforcement response to shooting at Illinois business

President TrumpDonald John TrumpA better VA, with mental health services, is essential for America's veterans Pelosi, Nadler tangle on impeachment, contempt vote Trump arrives in Japan to kick off 4-day state visit MORE praised emergency personnel who responded to a shooting Friday in Aurora, Ill., that reportedly left one person dead and several more injured.

“Great job by law enforcement in Aurora, Illinois. Heartfelt condolences to all of the victims and their families. America is with you!” Trump tweeted.

A city spokesperson told a CNN affiliate that at least four officers were wounded in the shooting, but added that they were in stable condition.


The suspected shooter is believed to be an employee of the local manufacturing company where the shooting occurred. The Chicago Tribune, citing law enforcement sources, reported Friday afternoon the shooter is dead. No motive for the shooting has been announced.

“One of the guys was up in the office, he said this person was shootin’, and, he come running down and he was bleeding pretty bad, and the next thing you know he was walking back and forth, I heard more shots, and we just left the building,” a man who said he was an employee at the business told a local ABC affiliate

Senate Minority Whip Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinSenate Democrats to House: Tamp down the impeachment talk Threat of impeachment takes oxygen out of 2019 agenda Senate Democrats request watchdog, Red Cross probe DHS detention facilities MORE (D-lll.) also tweeted his sympathies after the shooting.

“My heart breaks for Aurora. I'm tracking updates on the situation with my staff. Thank you to the members of law enforcement who are responding to the emergency,” he tweeted.

Aurora is about 38 miles west of Chicago.