6 dead, 24 hospitalized after shooting at July 4 parade in Chicago suburb, police say

7/4/2022 11:55:00 PM

The gunman, who had apparently fired from a concealed spot on a rooftop, remained on the loose hours later as authorities scoured the area.

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A gunman opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago on Monday, killing at least six people, wounding 24 and sending hundreds of marchers, parents with strollers and children on bicycles fleeing in terror, police said. Read the latest at

The gunman, who had apparently fired from a concealed spot on a rooftop, remained on the loose hours later as authorities scoured the area.

Highland Park Police Commander Chris O’Neill, the incident commander on scene, urged people to shelter in place as authorities search.(Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press)The shooting occurred at a spot on the parade route where many residents had staked out prime viewing points early in the day for the annual celebration. But dozens of fired bullets sent hundreds of parade-goers — some visibly bloodied — fleeing. They left a trail of abandoned items that showed everyday life suddenly, violently disrupted: a half-eaten bag of potato chips; a box of chocolate cookies spilled onto the grass; a child’s Chicago Cubs cap.

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Americans really like to kill people with guns. Isn't it enough that they slaughtered the indigenous people? ThereIsNoSafePlace🇺🇲 If only the parade-goers had had guns, they could have prevented it. Let peace take place! ckay_yo When will Americans stand up against the draconian gun laws? If I lived there with kids, I’d be emigrating until crazies with guns are controlled. Very very sad.

When everything settles tonight, take a listen to this. I hope it brings some comfort: demand mass shooters to be classified as domestic terrorists, send them to gitmo, let the military do its job. Two police officers were just shot at a fireworks show at the Philadelphia Museum of Art New rule. For mass shootings, show the pics of the dead, unsanitized, journalists/4thestate. Make the unfettered access to guns crowd see the carnage. showthebodies MassShooting ABC CBSNews FoxNews NBCNews CNNnewsroom washingtonpost nytimes chicagotribune

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Police: 6 dead, 24 wounded in shooting at Chicago-area July 4 paradeAt least six people died and 24 were wounded in a shooting at a July Fourth parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, and officers are searching for a suspect who likely fired on the festivities from a rooftop, police said Monday.

What is the political affiliation of the perpetrator? It's the North Shore and Highland Park is a suburb of Chicago but the entire North Shore is a world apart from. Chicago. Please don't classify them as the same. If the mainstream media treated mass shooters as non-entities, barely worthy of coverage, the way they do gangbangers in Chicago shooting each other, we'd probably have 50% fewer mass shootings.

Mass shooting on 4th of July. How perfectly fucking American. RexChapman Happy Independence Day folks, that tune you just heard was the sound of Americans dying, brought to you by the US Congress and the NRA. America, a great place to be a fetus, but a deadly place to be a living breathing human being.

IT'S THE GUNS. 🤬🤬🤬🤬 RexChapman Fuck. Guns. Maybe, just Maybe Robert 'Bobby' E. Crimo lll took the democrat's messages of 'Fuck the 4th' like the democrat's wanted! MSM media is also responsible for this tragedy. Time to stop spreading hate and division. Yet, another shooting. Republicans in congress will block and do nothing.

The USA has become a place where I’d be afraid to send my future children to school, go to a parade, theatre or mall. It’s a country riddled with terrorism and without the welfare system to treat mentally insane or educate its people without crippling debt. Rather move to Europe.

6 dead, 24 injured in shooting at Chicago-area July 4 paradeAt least five people are dead and 19 were taken to hospitals after a shooting at a July Fourth parade in a Chicago suburb, and officers are searching for a suspect, police said Monday. Bidens America. Shameful

Another shooting in or right outside of Chicago. It’s time for Illinois officials to step down or be forced out. These mass shootings happen in this area weekly now. It’s time to bring back profiling, stop and frisk and other tough on crime tactics. How did they ever get a gun in Chicago? So sad but it’s a reality for this country where some have never been safe. Now nobody is🙄

Just a normal day in Democrat controlled Chicago Act of violence? Because he's white it's not a domestic terrorism 🙏💔 Just what I was expecting from America on a day like this. This is on the REPUBLICAN party and always WILL BE Please don’t report deaths and causalities in the head line. It only serves to incentivize future shooters.

Leftist crusaders are a much more violent group than America supporters.

Police: 6 dead, 24 wounded in shooting at Chicago-area July 4 paradeAt least six people died and 24 were wounded in a shooting at a July Fourth parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, and officers are searching for a suspect who likely fired on the festivities from a rooftop, police said Monday. What makes these people go off 🤔I think it has something to do with the ones in the WHITE house !!!!

More NRA gop Christian Republican terrorism. Seems not having a weapon is NOT the solution. Everyone's a sitting duck.

July 4th Parade Shooting Leaves At Least 6 Dead, 24 Injured in Chicago AreaAt least six people are dead and 24 were taken to hospitals after a shooting at a July Fourth parade in a Chicago suburb, and officers are searching for a suspect, police said Monday. American 'freedom' May they rest in peace. 6 dead. 31 taken to hospital. yeah! Freedom!

6 dead, 24 wounded in shooting at July 4 parade in Chicago suburbUPDATE: At least six people died and 24 were wounded in a shooting at a July Fourth parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, and officers are searching for a suspect who likely fired on the festivities from a rooftop, police said Monday. Merica!

Six dead, 24 wounded in shooting at Chicago-area July 4 parade; police searching for suspectPolice said the suspect likely fired on Monday’s festivities in Highland Park, Ill., from a rooftop using a rifle that was recovered at the scene. Nothing more American than gun violence. And the Supreme Court has made it easier for some asshole to go into a crowded outdoor space with his weapon! It’s disgusting! Police now say 6 people are dead and 24 were wounded in Monday's shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Ill. Officials there are asking people to shelter in place while they search for the suspect.

Print CHICAGO —  A gunman opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago on Monday, killing at least six people, wounding 24 and sending hundreds of marchers, parents with strollers and children on bicycles fleeing in terror, police said.Highland Park Police Commander Chris O’Neill, the incident commander on scene, urged people to shelter in place as authorities search for the suspect.July 4, 2022 at 10:51 a.Highland Park Police Commander Chris O’Neill, the incident commander on scene, urged people to shelter in place as authorities search for the suspect.

The shooter, who had apparently fired from a concealed spot on a rooftop, remained on the loose hours later as authorities scoured the area. Highland Park Police Commander Chris O’Neill, the incident commander on scene, urged people to shelter in place as authorities search. He didn’t know which building. The July 4 shooting was just the latest to shatter a ritual of American life.m. Schools, churches, grocery stores and now community parades have all become killing grounds in recent months.m. This time, the bloodshed came as the nation tried to find cause to celebrate its founding and the bonds that still hold it together. Covelli said police believe there was only one shooter and warned that he should still be considered armed and dangerous.

Police searched for the gunman along a parade route lined with abandoned chairs and other belongings. “Very random, very intentional and a very sad day,” he said. Lake County Major Crime Task Force spokesman Christopher Covelli said at a news conference that the gunman apparently opened fire on parade-goers from a rooftop using a rifle that was recovered at the scene. (Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press) Mayor Nancy Rotering said the violence “has shaken us to our core,” adding, “On a day that we came together to celebrate community and freedom, we are instead mourning the tragic loss of life and struggling with the terror that was brought upon us.” A witness speaks about the mass shooting at the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois.” Advertisement The shooting occurred at a spot on the parade route where many residents had staked out prime viewing points early in the day for the annual celebration. He and O’Neill described the shooting as random. But dozens of fired bullets sent hundreds of parade-goers — some visibly bloodied — fleeing. Hours after the shooting, with bystanders and media standing nearby, about a dozen officers suddenly dashed for a small office building half a block from where the shooting occurred — crouching at the glass doors, before flinging them open and rushing in, rifles pointed inside into a dark foyer. On a day that we came together to celebrate community and freedom, we are instead mourning the tragic loss of life and struggling with the terror that was brought upon us.

They left a trail of abandoned items that showed everyday life suddenly, violently disrupted: a half-eaten bag of potato chips; a box of chocolate cookies spilled onto the grass; a child’s Chicago Cubs cap. Lake County Major Crime Task Force spokesman Christopher Covelli said “several of the deceased victims” died at the scene and one was taken to a hospital and died there. Police have not released any details about the victims or wounded. “Our hearts go out to the families of the victims at this devastating time. Police have not released details about the victims or wounded. Authorities said the shooter opened fire around 10:15 a. “Our hearts go out to the families of the victims at this devastating time.m. As of early afternoon, ominous signs of a joyous event suddenly turned to horror filled both sides of Central Street where the shooting occurred.” Hundreds of parade-goers — some visibly bloodied — fled the parade route after shots rang out, leaving their belongings behind.

, when the parade was about three-quarters through.” Illinois Gov. Shooting outside downtown Sacramento club leaves 1 dead, 4 wounded Another shooting in downtown Sacramento — not far from the state Capitol and a popular area for bars and clubs — has killed one person and wounded four. Covelli said at a news conference that the gunman apparently used a “high-powered rifle” to fire from a spot atop a building where he was “very difficult to see.B. Police armed, some in camouflage gear and many clutching AR-style weapons continued to pour into the area.” He said the rifle was recovered at the scene. “Very random, very intentional and a very sad day,” Covelli said.” The July 4 shooting was just the latest to shatter the rituals of American life. Police, some in camouflage gear and many clutching AR-style weapons, continued to pour into the area.

President Biden last month signed the widest-ranging gun violence bill passed by Congress in decades, a compromise that showed both progress on a long-intractable issue and the deep-seated partisan divide that persists. Video shot by a Sun-Times journalist after the gunfire rang out shows a band on a float continuing to play as people run past, screaming. Police from several municipalities, including Illinois State Police, converged on downtown Highland Park. This time, the bloodshed came as the nation tried to find cause to celebrate its founding and the bonds that still hold it together. (Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere / Chicago Sun-Times via AP) Biden on Monday said he and First Lady Jill Biden were “shocked by the senseless gun violence that has yet again brought grief to an American community on this Independence Day.” He said he had “surged federal law enforcement to assist in the urgent search for the shooter, who remains at large at this time. In Highland Park, hundreds of parade-goers — some visibly bloodied — fled the parade route after shots rang out, leaving their belongings behind. Her 5-year-old son was riding his bike decorated with red and blue curled ribbons.” Police believe there was only one shooter but warned that he should still be considered armed and dangerous.” Highland Park Police initially said in a statement early Monday afternoon that five people had been killed and 19 people were taken to hospitals.

Several nearby cities canceled events including parades and fireworks, some of them noting that the Highland Park shooter was still at large. As of early afternoon, ominous signs of a joyous event suddenly turned to horror filled both sides of Central Street where the shooting occurred. Evanston, Deerfield, Skokie, Waukegan and Glencoe canceled events. Troiani said she pushed her son’s bike, running through the neighborhood to get back to their car. “You have a tragic mass act of violence that was random here today at a community event where people were gathered to celebrate, and the offender has not been apprehended thus far,” Covelli, the crime task force spokesman, said. Blankets, lawn chairs, coffees and water bottles were knocked over as people fled. “So, could this happen again? We don’t know what his intentions are at this point, so certainly we’re not sure of that.” More than 100 law enforcement officers were called to the parade scene or dispatched to find the shooter. Armed FBI agents in camouflage escorted a family with two small girls across Central Street hours after the shooting. “There were people that got separated from their families, looking for them. He and other children in the group held small American flags.

Hours after the shooting, law enforcement officers searched an office building near the parade route. Nearby, armed FBI agents in camouflage escorted a family with two small girls across Central Street. “Don’t worry, you’re safe now,” she told them. The children looked visibly frightened even as their mother attempted to reassure them that the agents leading and flanking them would protect them. J. “Don’t worry, you’re safe now,” she told them.” Gina Troiani and her son were lined up with his daycare class ready to walk onto the parade route when she heard a loud sound that she believed was fireworks — until she heard people yell about a shooter. “These guys will protect you. “There were people that got separated from their families, looking for them.

” July 4 street takeover in South L. Her 5-year-old son was riding his bike decorated with red and blue curled ribbons.” Debbie Glickman, a Highland Park resident, said she was on a parade float with coworkers and the group was preparing to turn onto the main route when she saw people running from the area.A. ends in fatal gunfire A rowdy street takeover in South Los Angeles ended in the early hours of July 4 after one person was fatally shot. The city said on its website that the festivities were to include a children’s bike and pet parade. Ominous signs of a joyous event suddenly turned to horror filled both sides of Central Street where the shooting occurred. We just ran. Dozens of baby strollers, some bearing American flags, abandoned children’s bikes, a helmet bedecked with images of Cinderella were left behind in their haste. In a video that Troiani shot on her phone, some of the kids are visibly startled at the loud noise and they scramble to the side of the road as a siren wails nearby. We just ran.

Blankets, lawn chairs, coffees and water bottles were knocked over as people fled. Illinois Gov. “There were people that got separated from their families, looking for them. “I’m so freaked out,” she said. J.B.” Debbie Glickman, a Highland Park resident, said she was on a parade float with coworkers and the group was preparing to turn onto the main route when she saw people running from the area. Pritzker said in a statement: “There are no words for the kind of monster who lies in wait and fires into a crowd of families with children celebrating a holiday with their community. Related Articles.” ___ Copyright 2022 The Associated Press.

” Gina Troiani and her son were lined up with his daycare class ready to walk onto the parade route when she heard a loud sound that she believed was fireworks — until she heard people yell about a shooter. “So we just ran. “We just start running in the opposite direction,” she told The Associated Press. Her 5-year-old son was riding his bike decorated with red and blue curled ribbons. It’s like mass chaos down there. He and other children in the group held small American flags. The city said on its website that the festivities were to include a children’s bike and pet parade. “I’m so freaked out,” she said.

Troiani said she pushed her son’s bike, running through the neighborhood to get back to their car. In a video that Troiani shot on her phone, some of the kids are visibly startled at the loud noise and they scramble to the side of the road as a siren wails nearby.” ___ Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. “It was just sort of chaos,” she said. “There were people that got separated from their families, looking for them. Most Read. Others just dropped their wagons, grabbed their kids and started running.

” Debbie Glickman, a Highland Park resident, said she was on a parade float with co-workers and the group was preparing to turn onto the main route when she saw people running from the area. “People started saying: ‘There’s a shooter, there’s a shooter, there’s a shooter,’” Glickman told the Associated Press. “So we just ran. We just ran. It’s like mass chaos down there.

” She didn’t hear any noises or see anyone who appeared to be injured. “I’m so freaked out,” she said. “It’s just so sad.” .