On Friday Feb. 15, a gunman took the lives of five employees at the Henry Pratt Co. valve manufacturing facility in Aurora, IL. The shooter, an employee at the facility, was shot by law enforcement on the scene and died. Six police officers were injured, and some are still being treated at nearby hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries.
Henry Pratt’s parent company, Mueller Water Products, put out a statement saying the company is “shocked and deeply saddened by the horrific tragedy that occurred today at our Henry Pratt facility in Aurora, Illinois. Our hearts are with the victims and their loved ones, the first responders, the Aurora community and the entire Mueller family during this extremely difficult time. Our entire focus is on the health and wellbeing of our colleagues, and we are committed to providing any and all support to them and their families. We continue to work closely with law enforcement, with whom we share our deepest gratitude for their support.”
Mueller Water Products is a member of the Valve Manufacturers Association.