Five victims of Aurora shooting includes university student Trevor Wehner, warehouse worker Vicentre Juarez

The victims of a disgruntled employee who opened fire at the Aurora industrial warehouse in suburban Chicago were co-workers ranging from an intern to the plant manager.

The Associated Press February 17, 2019 14:46:31 IST
Five victims of Aurora shooting includes university student Trevor Wehner, warehouse worker Vicentre Juarez
  • The victims of a employee who opened fire at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers ranging from an intern to the plant manager

  • Trevor Wehner, a 21-year-old Northern Illinois University student, was on his first day as an intern in human resources at Henry Pratt Co in Aurora

  • Vincente Juarez had been employed at Henry Pratt since 2006 and was a member of the shipping and warehouse team in Aurora

Chicago: The victims of a disgruntled employee who opened fire at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers ranging from an intern to the plant manager.

A look at the victims:

Trevor Wehner
The 21-year-old Northern Illinois University student was on his first day as an intern in human resources at Henry Pratt Co in Aurora and attended the fateful meeting where the gunman was fired and then started shooting.

Jay Wehner said his nephew grew up about 50 kilometers south of Aurora in Sheridan and was expected to graduate from Northern Illinois University in May with a degree in human resource management. He was on the dean's list at NIU's business college. "He always, always was happy," Jay Wehner said. "I have no bad words for him. He was a wonderful person. You can't say anything but nice things about him."

Five victims of Aurora shooting includes university student Trevor Wehner warehouse worker Vicentre Juarez

Police officers armed with rifles outside the commercial building where the mass shooting took place at Aurora on Friday. AP

Clayton Parks
The 32-year-old from Elgin, about 32 kilometers north of Aurora, had just joined Henry Pratt in November 2018 as HR manager responsible for operations in Aurora, Illinois, Hammond, Indiana and Denver, the company said. He also was in the meeting where the gunman was being fired from his job.

Parks was married and had an infant son Axel, according to a Facebook post by his wife Abby.

"Every time I've closed my eyes over the last twelve hours, I've opened them hoping to wake from a terrible dream, but that's not the case," Abby posted. "I'm living my worst nightmare. My husband, my love, my best friend." Parks was a 2014 graduate of the Northern Illinois University College of Business.

Vicente Juarez
Neighbours remembered Vicente Juarez as a hard-working grandfather and rock of his tight-knit family.

Juarez was shot outside the meeting where the gunman was being fired from his job. Juarez had been employed at Henry Pratt since 2006 and was a member of the shipping and warehouse team in Aurora. He had held several other jobs previously in the warehouse, the company said.

The Chicago Tribune reported that Juarez lived with his wife, adult daughter and four grandchildren in a subdivision in Oswego, about 10 kilometers south of Aurora. Relatives declined comment, saying they appreciate the support but are still dealing with the shock.

Neighbour Julie Zigman called Juarez "the patriarch of the family" and said "everyone looked to him." Neighbour Joven Ang said anytime he was working outside Juarez asked him if he needed help. "That's the kind of person he was," Ang said.

Josh Pinkard
A native of Alabama, Pinkard became plant manager at Henry Pratt in the spring of 2018. He was also in the meeting with the gunman. The company said Pinkard, 37, joined the parent company 13 years ago at its Albertville, Alabama facility.

The father of three earned a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Mississippi State University and a master's degree from University of Arkansas, according to his LinkedIn account. "He loved God, his family and Mississippi State sports," a cousin wrote in a text to the Chicago Tribune that he said was written on behalf of Pinkard's wife, Terra.

Russ Beyer
The company said Beyer was an employee at Henry Pratt for more than 20 years during which time he held most of the different jobs in the plant. He was shot outside the meeting. Beyer had served as union chairman.

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