Rep. Wheeler Statement on Aurora Shooting Incident

NORTH AURORA – Assistant House Minority Leader Rep. Keith Wheeler, R-Oswego, issued the following statement today in response to the shooting at the Henry Platt Company in Aurora:

“I would like to thank the first responders from Aurora and those from supporting law enforcement agencies in other communities who arrived at the scene quickly and saved countless lives today. They demonstrated bravery and self-sacrifice in the face of utmost danger. These first responders deserve our appreciation and respect. I echo Mayor Richard Irvin’s call to pray for the wounded, pray for those we lost today as well as their families, and to pray for Aurora. People of faith understand how sincere and impactful prayer truly is. Let us come together as a community to focus on caring for the victims of this senseless tragedy and supporting our first responders.”

Rep. Wheeler serves the 50th District, which includes portions of Aurora, North Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, Campton Hills, Elburn, Montgomery, Oswego, Plano, St. Charles, Sugar Grove and Yorkville.

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