When Aurora’s Aurora Health Care says ‘We’re sorry’ for shooting, ‘We want to apologize to the community’
The Aurora Health care facility that opened in early June has apologized after a man fatally shot a staff member at the facility.
According to a statement issued by Aurora Health, the shooting occurred on Monday evening.
“As the Aurora Health community continues to grieve the loss of a beloved colleague, we want to assure you that we are deeply sorry for the events that occurred in the facility, which we deeply regret,” the statement said.
The statement did not name the employee, but said it was a physician who had a “deep connection to our community.”
“We are deeply saddened by the events of this morning,” the Aurora health care facility said in the statement.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of the Aurora shooting victim and his family at this time.”
The shooting was the second of its kind in Aurora this year, following an August shooting at the home of a local pastor.
The pastor, James Rieckhoff, and his wife were killed in a separate shooting in August.
The shooting at Aurora Health followed an August incident at a home on Lakewood Drive.