Aurora shooting victims: Illinois authorities release the names of all five victims shot at the hands of fired Henry Pratt Co. worker, Gary Martin.
Illinois authorities have released the names of all five individuals shot at the hands of a gunman at an industrial plant.
Identified as the victims of alleged gunman, Gary Martin, 45 were: Clayton Parks, Trevor Wehner, Russell Beyer, Vicente Juarez and Josh Pinkard.
Authorities said Martin began firing during the meeting in which the long term employee was being fired.
WGN-TV reported three of the victims died in the room where the suspect’s termination from his job was being announced, a fourth close by and the fifth on another floor.
Local carpenter, Greg Zanis of Crosses for Losses left these at the scene for the 5 Henry Pratt employees killed:
— Courtney Gousman (@cgousman) February 16, 2019
One of the 5 victims of the Aurora, IL shooting yesterday was 21-year-old Trevor Wehner. He was an HR intern at the Henry Pratt company. Per a friend of his family, it was his first day on the job & he was sitting in on the HR firing meeting with the shooter when he opened fire. pic.twitter.com/7KjmNoVg3i
— David Mack (@davidmackau) February 16, 2019
Aurora shooting victims: Tragedy at the hands of fired worker, Gary Martin.
A report via week told of Clayton Parks of Elgin, Ill occupying the role of Human Resources Manager at Henry Pratt Co.- the 29,000 foot square plant where Martin had worked for 15 years.
According to the media outlet, Parks was raised in Princeville, and graduated from Princeville High School. He also attended Illinois Central College.
Parks only recently started his job for Henry Pratt parent company Mueller Water Products, beginning in November 2018. According to his LinkedIn page, Parks worked in human resources for Caterpillar for several years, both in Peoria and Aurora.
Clayton Parks leaves behind a wife and young son.
Also killed was Trevor Wehner, 21, of Sheridan, Ill., a human resources intern and Northern Illinois University student. Parks graduated from NIU’s School of Business in 2014 and had been on his first day of the job.
‘Loss like this is devastating and senseless. I ask our university community to please keep the Wehner and Parks families, friends and communities in your hearts and offer them caring thoughts,’ said NIU President Lisa Freeman.
Mold operator Russell Beyer of Yorkville, stock room attendant and forklift operator Vincente Juarez of Oswego, and plant manager Josh Pinkard of Oswego were also slain.
Six police officers were also wounded. All of their injuries are considered non life-threatening.
The suspected shooter, 45-year-old Gary Montez Martin of Aurora, was reportedly about to be fired from the plant. Martin had an extensive criminal history, including a felony conviction for a 1995 stabbing in Mississippi. Martin’s FOID card was revoked when he applied for a concealed carry permit in 2014. The conviction in 1995 would not necessarily show up on a background check for a FOID card, Aurora police said.