Highland Park 4th of July parade shooting survivors speak out

7/5/2022 5:22:00 PM

Abby and Tony Brosio told 'Good Morning America' about witnessing the Fourth of July shooting in Highland Park, Illinois.

'I put my son in a dumpster.' A father who witnessed the July Fourth parade shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, describes the horrific scene as he hid his son as shots were fired.

Abby and Tony Brosio told 'Good Morning America' about witnessing the Fourth of July shooting in Highland Park, Illinois.

3:45Tony Brosio and Abby Brosio appear on"Good Morning America," July 5, 2022.ABC NewsAs Abby Brosio stood with her father-in-law watching the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, on Monday morning, a hail of bullets began to fly from top of the building directly across the street.

"I remember looking around to try to figure out where the sound was coming from," Brosio told "Good Morning America" on Tuesday morning. "And I, in fact, looked up at the neighboring business across the street and saw the shooter on the roof and I just screamed that it was a shooter."

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So now Movies Parades Schools Churches Grocery stores Malls Concerts Are unsafe. Ban assault weapons. Raise the age for handguns to 25. Or we'll all be locked down in our homes. Other countries don't have this problem because they don't have republicans. Now…. Imagine how those children felt in that classroom in Uvalde. Nobody to protect or save them.

Another shooting incident occurred in the United States. A gun shock that occurs somewhere every day! Is there a war in the United States? The United States, where anyone can easily buy a gun, may actually be in a state of civil war. No other country is so miserable. Good dog. Thank God you survived 🙏🏻and my prayers and thoughts with you all . Hope you find rest of your family. Hope

So sad. The fear of a father for his child. The traumatic experience for the child. The adults that think that this was 'bound to happen'. The country that's on pins & needles. The Uhaul Trucks & the march through Boston days prior... So sad. -ONE. Congratulations to all the right wing conservative Christians who were killed in the attack. God has called you home. Again, congratulations. Amen.

Backwards hat and a chain. Hope the cops took a second look at this guys, he dresses like a criminal Why don't the police and FBI investigate and arrest people who film themselves simulating school shootings? This guy needed to be committed. Also the guy Waukesha was at least this nuts.

Multiple people shot during Highland Park Fourth of July paradeThe Highland Park Fourth of July parade was suddenly halted when shots were fired about 10 minutes after the parade kicked off at 10 a.m. Monday, striking an unknown number of parade-goers and sending hundreds of people running for safety. not surprised... lot of extremist in Highland Park & Lake Forest Praying for everyone 😥 Cause merica

God bless you.♥️ Quick thinking. What a horrible experience. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 “Blame the person not the gun.” “Thoughts and prayers.” “It’s a shame those on the left are politicizing a tragedy.” Are there any military veterans, retired law enforcement, and medical professionals interested in creating a citizen response force to protect elderly/disabled/children at public events and provide immediate medical response? Message me. HighlandPark 4THJULY 4thOfJuly

Control guns,Congress and senate please There is a lot of evil in the world - I am so sad to hear what you have gone thru Quick thinking. Black man flees from the Police and is shot 60 times and got what he deserved. White mass shooter flees from the Police and is taken alive into custody. AmeriKKKa in a nutshell.

Mass shooting reported at Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Ill.BREAKING NEWS - Shots fired at Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Ill., per reports. This story is developing and will be updated. BREAKING A FourthofJuly parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Illinois, has been canceled after reports of gunfire. WATCH LIVE:

Gunman at large after shooting at Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois“Unfortunately as you may know, we have an active shooter situation in Highland Park at their parade,” Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said at an Independence Day event in Evanston. Just another mass shooting in America Shooter Is White Everything has been cancelled in this country. Including women’s rights. It’s not getting bad. IT IS BAD. Our country is gone

Highland Park July 4th parade interrupted by shooting, police sayDEVELOPING: A Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, about 30 miles outside of Chicago, was interrupted by a shooting, police say. Interrupted, more like terrorized, traumatized. ah yes, 'interrupted.' just what (he) intended. The parade was interrupted? When will it resume? Oh yeah, right after the NRA offers it’s thoughts and prayers. Carry on Nothing to see here.

Police responding to shooting at Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, authorities sayPolice are responding to a shooting at a Fourth of July parade Monday in a wealthy suburb outside Chicago, Illinois, the Lake County Sheriff's Office said. CNN White shooter- It’s Mental Health. Person of color shooter- Thugs. We know the narrative that’s about to be told. It’s getting old CNN Where is Kyle Rittenhouse

At Least Five Dead in Highland Park July 4 Parade ShootingAt least five people were killed in a shooting at a Fourth of July parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Ill. The suspect remains at large. 'Well regulated' dude kills at least 6. Load up the thoughts and prayers wagon, GOP. Defend no red flag laws, semi-auto guns, no strict background checks, must defend the antiquated 2nd Amendment. The Democratic Party and Biden Administration promote and urge violence after the George Floyd murder. And created bail fund for criminals who burned, killed and destroyed. And they continue to promote violence when things don’t go their way. Things will NEVER be normal again 😄😄😄

July 05, 2022, 7:28 AM 3:45 Tony Brosio and Abby Brosio appear on"Good Morning America," July 5, 2022.Fourth of July parade was suddenly halted when shots were fired about 10 minutes after the parade kicked off at 10 a.A Fourth of July parade was apparently interrupted by gunfire Monday morning in Highland Park, Ill.on Monday, wounding multiple people and drawing a massive police response to an affluent Chicago suburb, authorities said.

ABC News As Abby Brosio stood with her father-in-law watching the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, on Monday morning, a hail of bullets began to fly from top of the building directly across the street. "I remember looking around to try to figure out where the sound was coming from," Brosio told "Good Morning America" on Tuesday morning. Monday, striking an unknown number of parade-goers and sending hundreds of people running for safety. "And I, in fact, looked up at the neighboring business across the street and saw the shooter on the roof and I just screamed that it was a shooter. Authorities have not given an exact number of casualties as of midday Monday." She said she saw "long hair and a gun. A reporter saw five people bloodied." As she turned to pull her 1-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son into Gearhead Outfitters, a store managed by her husband, Tony, she was grazed by a bullet, she said. “Unfortunately as you may know, we have an active shooter situation in Highland Park at their parade,” Illinois Gov.

An American flag blanket is seen abandoned along the parade route after a mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Illinois, on July 4, 2022. Several witnesses said they heard multiple shots fired.. Cheney Orr/Reuters Her father-in-law was shot in the leg, she said. Six people were killed and more than 24 others were injured in in Highland Park, a suburb north of Chicago, according to officials. Police were telling people: "Everybody disburse, please. Police said on Monday they took into custody a 22-year-old person of interest, Robert "Bobby" Crimo III, in connection with the incident. Terrified people fleeing July 4th parade when shooting started. Tony Brosio and Abby Brosio appear on"Good Morning America," July 5, 2022." Terrified parade-goers left behind chairs, personal belongings as they fled As they fled the parade route on Central Street in downtown Highland Park, parade-goers left behind chairs, baby strollers and blankets as they sought cover, not knowing just what happened. I’m still getting reports.

ABC News Tony Brosio was inside Gearhead Outfitters as the shooting began. As parade spectators rushed the store, looking to take cover, he helped coordinate. The parade had a heavy presence of police and fire vehicles.com/DSe0NJOuem — Lynn Sweet (@lynnsweet) July 4, 2022 “I heard 20 to 25 shots, which were in rapid succession. Video from inside the store shows crowds running inside. Some stumble, others glance behind them. Check back for updates. MORE: What we know about the victims of the July 4th Highland Park parade shooting "We were just trying to get as many people as we possibly could inside," he told "GMA" on Tuesday. City officials confirmed that the parade was canceled and encouraged people to avoid the area. More information will be shared as it becomes available.

"Like I said, it was just instinct." Both the Brosios had the feeling that it "could never happen" to them that they'd be in an active shooting situation, he said. Belongings are shown left behind at the scene of a mass shooting along the route of a Fourth of July parade on July 4, 2022, in Highland Park, Illinois. "My staff and I are closely monitoring the situation in Highland Park. Mark Borenstein/Getty Images "You alway have that, 'It could never happen here,'" he said. "It just did. "My campaign team and I were gathering at the start of the parade when shooting started," the lawmaker said.

" "It was like a dream. Highland Park is located 26 miles north of Chicago. All I could say to myself was, 'This isn't real,'" Abby said. As Abby and her father-in-law reached the safety of Gearhead Outfitters, she realized that they'd both been hit by bullets, she said. Both were taken to a local hospital and later released, she said. Breaking story will be updated. Related Topics ."They were panicking and and they were just scattering and I, you know, we didn't know.