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Shooting in Chicago Suburb Injures Several People

The shooting was at a manufacturing business.

(CNN) -- Police in Aurora, Illinois, have responded to an active shooter situation at a manufacturing business, authorities said Friday.

"There is an active shooter situation in Aurora in the vicinity of Prairie Street and Highland Avenue. Multiple officers are on the scene. Please avoid the area," the Kane County State's Attorney Office tweeted.

Several people, including police officers, may have been hurt.

Fox News reported one person has been arrested.

Aerial video from the scene showed dozens of police vehicles outside the Henry Pratt Company.

An Aurora police department source said all police command staff left for the scene. The response includes at least six ambulances and six fire trucks.

Some schools near the shooting site went into "soft" lockdown, according to a message on the West Aurora School District 129 website.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also is responding to the scene, the agency tweeted.

Aurora has about 201,000 residents. It is 40 miles west of Chicago.

PHOTO: WLS Chicago, via CNN Newsource

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