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Rooftop shooter injured in Highland Park, Illinois, parade on July 4, killing at least 6 people and injuring 38

Highland Park, Illinois — Police said at least 6 people were killed and 38 were injured in the July 4 paradeas interested in shooting on the roof. Identified a manIn the wealthy suburbs of Chicago, officials said.

The person of interest was identified by police as Robert "Bobby" E. Climo III, 22 years old in the area. They are looking for a silver 2010 Honda Fit compact car with the Illinois plate DM80653.

He was described as armed and dangerous, and when he was found, the general public was warned to stay away from him.

Police did not reveal why they led them to Kurimo.

A powerful rifle was discovered and police are looking for a gunman called a white man aged 18-20 with long black hair who fired at around 10:14 am in Highland Park, Connecticut. .. Cmdr. Chris O'Neil told reporters.

Police did not believe that the shooter was trapped nearby and should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.

The city of Highland Park confirmed that there was a "lively shooter incident" and stated that all "individuals were advised to evacuate to their place."

Police were found scouring the rooftop around Central Avenue near Green Bay Road and Second Street.

"He seems to have shot from the roof,"Sheriff Lake CountyDeputy Chief Christopher Coveli told reporters. The shooter reached his high place by scaling the ladder attached to the building, Covelli added.

Law enforcement officers travel downtown Highland Park, Illinois after a mass shooting in Highland Park. Search The parade on Monday, July 4th.Nam Y. Ha / AP
First responders work the scene of a shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Ill.
First in the field Respondents Shooting at the July 4 parade in Highland Park, Illinois on Monday.Jim Vondruska / Getty Images

The parade included a large number of police and firefighters. Immediately after the shooting, police officers moved towards the elevated sniper, stopping him and letting him escape.

"He was unobtrusive and very difficult to see," Kovel said. Coroner Jennifer Parker said.

Brigham Temple, medical director of emergency response for the North Shore Medical Group, said at a news conference that 26 people were first seen at Highland Park Hospital. Injury from continuous shooting.

He said 19 patients were treated and released. The rest were in critical and serious condition, Temple said. 59}

According to Temple, four to five children were treated at the hospital.

Six were taken to Lake Forest Hospital and seven were taken to Evanston Hospital, Highland Park Fire Chief Joe Schlag said earlier.

Parade participants who may have lost contact with friends and family go to the to Highland Park Police Station and meet them again.

After shooting, abandoned camping chairs, US flags, plastic cups, and other belongings were scattered around the parade route, leaving behind those who came out to celebrate July 4th before they died. I made it.

In the business district near the site, dozens of people were evacuating to business and waiting for a SWAT team to safely escort them. The

helicopter swirled overhead as Manhunt followed for a shooter who scared what seemed to celebrate the freedom of the country. The streets are dotted with military trucks filled with tired and armed personnel, and vehicles without black windows labeled "Police Rescue Vehicles". rice field. "Tragedy and massive violence" terrorized typical quiet suburban residents more than 25 miles from Chicago. The median home in Highland Park is valued at $ 535,000, and more than 75% of people over the age of 25 have a college degreeCensus data suggests

Mayor Nancy Rotering thanked the police officers for their prompt response.

"Our community is terrified by the violence that shakes our hearts."

The Illinois Police Department also said in a statement of, "High. We will support Land Park PD in an aggressive shooting situation. " According to officials,sent a helicopterand other officers to Manhunt.

Other July 4th events in the suburbs of Chicago — Evanston, Deerfield , Skokie — were shot dead and canceled. ..

"There are many communities that aren't looking forward to celebrating after this happens in the backyard," Covelli said. 

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker was attending an Evanston event scheduled for the shooting at Highland Park.

"There is no monster word to fire at a crowd of families and children celebrating a vacation with the community when waiting," Pritzkersaid in a statement {113. }

"I will stand firmly against Illinois and the Americans. We must end the plague of this gun violence, and we do."

Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill. Was attending a Highland Park event when the shot rang.

"My campaign team and I were gathered at the beginning of the parade when the shooting began."Schneider said in a statement"My team and I Is safe. "

WitnessesLarry Bloom said he initially thought the popping sound was part of the parade.

"You sounded like'pop, pop, pop', and I think everyone just thought it might be one display on the float, and it's just "Opened," he told theNBC Chicago

"I was screaming, and people were screaming," Bloom added. "They were panicking, and they were just scattered, and I know you, we didn't know. You know, it's right above us. There was. "

This was the third major mass shooting in the United States since May.

On May 14, 10 blacks were killed in Buffalo, Texas, when a white shooter allegedly motivated by racial hatred fired at theTops Friendly Market.

Two weeks after the few Buffalo slaughter,19 children and two teachersat Robb Elementary School in Yuvarde, Texas, about 80 miles west of San Antonio. I was shot.

Due to the shooting, Congress passed abill aimed atgun control, and President Joe Bidenin June. Signed the law on the 25th.

This bill is the broadest bill {156> aimed at preventing gun control in 30 years. }  is specified. State grants under the "Danger Signals" Act strengthen background checks to include boy records and "boyfriend loopholes" by keeping guns away from unmarried dating partners convicted of abuse. Close.

We also need to strengthen background checks for people aged 18-21 and fund mental health services for adolescents.

David K. Li reported from New York City and Natasha Korecki reported from Highland Park, Illinois.