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police on Saturday say forty five year old Jerry Martin had been fired from his job before he killed five people at a factory in Aurora Illinois with a hand gun here legally owned he reported for work and during this meeting he was terminated and my understanding from the witnesses as that he opened fire right after the termination , some of Martin's victims from Friday's massacre at the Henry Pratt company plant outside Chicago include the plant manager a college intern on his first day of work and the human resources official five police officers were also wounded by gunfire before Martin was killed in the shootout investigators are determining how Martin was able to purchase a handgun five years ago with a prior felony conviction which would have barred him from buying a gun fact remains is that some disgruntled person walked in with and had access to a firearm that he shouldn't have had access to officials say Martin purchased his Smith and Wesson handgun in twenty fourteen with the nineteen ninety five conviction for aggravated assault already on his record they say Martin was rejected though when he applied for a concealed carry permit which requires finger printing the Chicago sun times newspaper reported that a woman who identified herself as Martin's mother said Martin had recently been quote to wait too stressed out one of his neighbors reportedly described him as a loner who often sat alone on his porch past midnight and never talked about his life Martin had been arrested by police six times Nash shootings in the US have become almost common place the Aurora bloodshed came a day after the first anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school massacre when a gun man killed seventeen people