Josh Pinkard was one of five people killed at the Henry Pratt warehouse by a man who police say opened fire after being terminated.
A man sent his wife a text message telling her that he loved her during a mass shooting at a manufacturing warehouse outside Chicago on the day after Valentine's Day.
"My heart dropped", she said. I grabbed my children and drove to his plant where I met a cop blocking off the roads. It was there that she was told her husband was among the dead. She then drove to several local hospitals before going to a staging area for victims' relatives.
"While waiting (at the second hospital for) news, chaplains, my pastor, neighbours, his coworkers, came to sit with me and hold my hand", she wrote.
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"My son actually started crying when he overheard me talking about what happened".
"I don't want people to die", Casten told The Beacon-News after the vigil.
The Rev. Dan Haas told those who gathered for the vigil Sunday outside the Henry Pratt Co.in Aurora that Friday's "senseless killings" at the business left the victims' families brokenhearted over lives that "were snuffed out way too short". The 45-year-old gunman, Gary Martin, was killed in an exchange of gunfire with Aurora police. These photos were posted on Facebook by family members Dawn Beyer and Minny Hilliard.
Josh Pinkard, 37, was the plant manager at IL manufacturing firm, Henry Pratt, and a father to three children. "I've never had somebody from another agency direct me as a law enforcement officer to go to somebody's house and collect their guns", said Kemp. He was always positive, ' said his close friend, Brian Hayes. He was fatally shot by police.
Ziman said Martin's 1995 conviction for aggravated assault in MS, which reportedly involved the bludgeoning and stabbing of a girlfriend, "would not necessarily have shown up on a criminal background check conducted for the FOID card".
On Friday afternoon, Terra Pinkard received a text that would change her life forever. "Our neighbors, heads of families and in some cases fathers of children, children of parents, people just like us with plans and dreams and hopes and expectations, all shattered in a moment".