Five radical were killed successful a shooting astatine a Fourth of July parade successful Highland Park, Illinois, officials said successful a statement. City officials said 19 radical were taken to country hospitals.
Law enforcement agencies are searching for the suspect, the city's connection said.
The Illinois State Police and Lake County Sheriff's Office responded to the country of the shooting successful the suburb northbound of Chicago a small aft 10 a.m. section time. Police and ambulances from respective jurisdictions swarmed the area, with respective officers carrying rifles. Video from the country showed radical being placed into ambulances.
CBS Chicago digital shaper Elyssa Kaufman, who was watching the parade with her family, heard what sounded similar gunshots.
"Everyone was was running, hiding and screaming," Kaufman said. "It was highly terrifying. It was precise scary. We are precise fortunate, we got retired precise quickly."
Some witnesses reported up to 20 shots, according to CBS Chicago.An ambulance is seen aft reports of shots fired astatine a Fourth of July parade successful Highland Park, Illinois. CBS Chicago
Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering said the remainder of the festival has been canceled, and respective adjacent communities besides canceled their parades.
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