Several Wounded in Gunfire Attack on Fourth of July Parade in Chicago Suburb of Highland Park, Illinois — Witness: At least One Killed

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Mass panic ensued arsenic the dependable of gunshots erupted during a Fourth of July Parade successful the bluish Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Illinois Monday morning. Several radical are reported to person been changeable successful the attack. A witnesser said 1 unfortunate was killed. Nearby towns person canceled their parades arsenic a caution against akin attacks.

From a mean parade to panic successful seconds:

A young lad filming the parade captured the infinitesimal the gunshots were heard and the ensuing chaos.

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Active shooter successful Highland Park, IL. Avoid Central Ave. My nephew recorded this video. pic.twitter.com/nUFRElrVZi

— eNreeKaii (@Ri_Kayyy) July 4, 2022

Another video captured a burst of gunfire:

Suburban of Chicago Highland Park what a sick day! Mass shooter successful a municipality that wants to emotion everybody! pic.twitter.com/FhQSDDUFH0

— John Harty🚛 (@worked4my2cents) July 4, 2022

UPDATE: WGN-TV reports astatine slightest tow dead, per sources, “Here’s the latest connected the 4th of July parade shooting successful Highland Park, IL: * At slightest 2 dormant * Multiple injuries * Suspect inactive connected the loose”

Here's the latest connected the 4th of July parade shooting successful Highland Park, IL:

* At slightest 2 dead
* Multiple injuries
* Suspect inactive connected the escaped https://t.co/z2AztUVWXh @WGNNews

— Ben Bradley (@BenBradleyTV) July 4, 2022

WLS-TV reported a antheral was seen shooting from a gathering (excerpt):

Sources said the idiosyncratic could beryllium shooting from atop a precocious building.

The parade way was adjacent Central Avenue and Second Street.

The parade was stopped astir 10 minutes aft it kicked disconnected astatine 10 a.m. erstwhile shots were fired, striking an chartless fig of parade-goers and sending hundreds of radical moving for safety.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported connected the onslaught (excerpt):

The Highland Park Fourth of July parade ended successful panic erstwhile shots were fired astir 10 minutes aft the parade kicked disconnected astatine 10 a.m. Monday, striking an chartless fig of parade-goers and sending hundreds of radical moving for safety.

Multiple radical were shot. A Chicago Sun-Times newsman saw blankets covering 3 bloodied bodies and 5 different radical wounded and bloodied adjacent the parade’s reviewing stand.

Several witnesses said they heard aggregate shots fired. One witnesser said helium counted much than 20 shots.

Miles Zaremski, a Highland Park resident, told the Sun-Times: “I heard 20 to 25 shots, which were successful accelerated succession. So it couldn’t person been conscionable a handgun oregon a shotgun.

Zaremski said that aft the shots astatine Central Avenue astir Second Avenue successful downtown Highland Park, helium saw “people successful that country that got shot,” including “a pistillate covered with humor . . . She did not survive.””

Veteran Sun-Times newsman Lynn Sweet posted from the scene: “Bloodbath.”

Bloodbath astatine #Highland Park July 4th parade.. I was there.. communicative astatine @suntimes pic.twitter.com/zuUQMO7Dxy

— Lynn Sweet (@lynnsweet) July 4, 2022

My video.. I was astatine #Highland Park parade.. Terrified radical fleeing July 4th parade erstwhile shooting started. pic.twitter.com/DSe0NJOuem

— Lynn Sweet (@lynnsweet) July 4, 2022

WGN-TV anchor Dan Ponce, “Witnesses accidental the shooter was connected the extortion of Uncle Dan’s and fired into parade. 5 oregon 6 shots, past a pause, past 5 oregon 6 much shots. The shooter is inactive astatine ample and North Shore residents are being asked to enactment inside…No constabulary enactment astatine Sunset Foods. Gunman remains astatine large. North Shore residents are inactive being told to stay indoors.”

Witnesses accidental the shooter was connected the extortion of Uncle Dan’s and fired into parade. 5 oregon 6 shots, past a pause, past 5 oregon 6 much shots. The shooter is inactive astatine ample and North Shore residents are being asked to enactment inside. #highlandpark @WGNNews

— Dan Ponce (@DanPonceTV) July 4, 2022

No constabulary enactment astatine Sunset Foods. Gunman remains astatine large. North Shore residents are inactive being told to stay indoors. #highlandpark @WGNNews

— Dan Ponce (@DanPonceTV) July 4, 2022

Nearby towns canceling their Independence Day parades:

Deerfield, Illinois, “Due to a shooting successful Highland Park, Family Days activities astatine Jewett Park person been cleared and the parade is canceled. Please stock that the parade activities are canceled with your household and friends.”

Due to a shooting successful Highland Park, Family Days activities astatine Jewett Park person been cleared and the parade is canceled. Please stock that the parade activities are canceled with your household and friends.

— Village of Deerfield (@Deerfield_IL) July 4, 2022

Parade successful Glenview canceled:

An unhappy 4th of July successful Glenview aft the parade was canceled arsenic a precaution pursuing shooting successful Highland Park. 🇺🇸 @cbschicago pic.twitter.com/99RNlsyeD0

— Ryan Baker (@RyanBakerMedia) July 4, 2022

Evanston cancels, “Due to a tragic wide shooting that took spot earlier this greeting successful Highland Park, the City of Evanston volition beryllium canceling this year’s 4th of July Parade and celebrations effectual instantly owed to an abundance of caution.”

Due to a tragic wide shooting that took spot earlier this greeting successful Highland Park, the City of Evanston volition beryllium canceling this year’s 4th of July Parade and celebrations effectual instantly owed to an abundance of caution. https://t.co/aDUPRmuhdl pic.twitter.com/ucd0BRE4nO

— City of Evanston (@CityofEvanston) July 4, 2022

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