Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Nineteenth NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Nineteenth NewsWatch-

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(Illinois-Shooting) (Audio: 148)

An employee of a manufacturing company opened fire at its suburban Chicago plant on Friday, killing five people and wounding five police officers before he was fatally shot.

The police chief in Aurora identifies the gunman as 45-year-old Gary Martin and said he was believed to be an employee at the warehouse.

She says police arrived within four minutes of receiving reports of the shooting and came under fire as soon as they entered the plant.

Investigators say they don't have a motive yet.

They've taped off a suburban Chicago apartment unit where the suspect is believed to have lived. (19)



A first-degree murder charged has been laid against a 41-year-old man after his 11-year-old daughter was found slain in his home in Brampton, Ontario.

Police say Roopesh Rajkumar (ROO'-pesh Raj-KOO'-mar) was arrested near Orillia, Ontario, late Thursday, after an Amber Alert was issued for his daughter, Riya (REE'-ah).

They say the girl was with her father to celebrate her birthday and Valentine's Day.

Her mother called police when he didn't get her home on time, and became concerned about her well-being after he'd allegedly indicated he planned to harm both himself and their child.

Police continued to deal Friday with people calling to complain about the late-night Amber Alerts.

Investigators note it was a tip from a motorist who'd heard the alert and description of the suspect vehicle that led to the arrest -- and the discovery of the fifth grader's body. (19)



More information is surfacing in the ongoing controversy surrounding S-N-C Lavalin.

The prime minister now says it was his former justice minister who asked him if he planned to direct her to make a certain decision with regard to the prosecution of the Quebec engineering giant.

Justin Trudeau says he told Jody Wilson-Raybould any decision was up to her alone. …

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