One of the five people killed on filming at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois on Friday was a human resources manager, a mold maker, who served as union president and 21-year-old intern on his first day. "Friday was the worst day our company has ever had, and we're hurting now," said Scott Hall, CEO of parent company Mueller Water Company.
The victims were identified as Trevor Wehner, Josh Pinkard, Clayton Parks, Vicente Juarez, and Russell Beyer. The police said they are all in the same general area of the building.
Some of their stories are now coming to light:
It was the first day of 21-year-old Trevor Wehner as an intern for the Human Resources department of the Henry Pratt Company, said Lisa Freeman, president of Northern Illinois University.
Freeman told CBS Chicago that Wehner is expected to graduate in May in Human Make Resource Management. According to the school's website, he was on the dean's list for the NIU's College Business.
Wehner was originally from Sheridan, Illinois, Freeman said.
"Rest, big brother," his brother, Thomas Wehner, posted on Facebook.
Josh Pinkard was the plant manager of the Henry Pratt Company. His father described him to CBS News as "talkative and affectionate."
Russell Beyer was a toolmaker at the Henry Pratt Company. Beyer's father Ted Beyer told the Chicago Sun-Times that his son was the union president. Russell Beyer had intervened to help shooter Gary Martin keep his job two months ago, so he sat at the meeting, his father said.
Ted Beyer said his son had a "big heart" and did his best to make his office a better place.
"My son died trying to get to the point," said Ted Beyer.