A shooting at a parade on July 4 in Highland Park, Illinois killed six people and injured about 20 to a local hospital. Police said it was carried. Some of the victims were in crisis.
Law enforcement agencies are still looking for suspects, Highland Park police commander Chris O'Neil said at a news conference.
Police said the suspect was not identified, but the suspect was a white man, about 18 to 20 years old, with long black hair, a small physique, and a white or blue T-shirt. I explained that I was wearing a shirt. .. They said he was armed and should be considered dangerous.
Investigators said firearms had been recovered from the scene and gunmen seemed to be shooting from the roof. Chris Coveli, a spokesman for Lake County's Major Crime Task Force, described the weapon as a "powerful rifle."
FBI, Illinois Police and Lake County Sheriff's OfficeOver 100 people from multiple agencies The law enforcement officer responded. For shooting in the northern suburbs of Chicago.
Police responded to the gunshots around 10:14 am, O'Neill said. Mr. Coveri said the gunman stopped firing as police responded and fled the authorities.
"All the signs are that he was unobtrusive and very difficult to see," Koveli said.
"It looks like the audience was targeted ... it's a very random, very intentional, very sad day," Covelli said.
Investigators are scrutinizing surveillance cameras for information about shootings, reports Pat Milton, senior research producer on CBS News. They are also watching a video of a bystander cell phone at the parade.
In the aftermath of the shooting, police and ambulances from several jurisdictions flocked to the area. A video from the scene showed that people were in an ambulance.
CBS Chicago Digital producer Elissa Kaufman watching the parade with her family heard a gunshot.
"Everyone was running, hiding, screaming," Kaufman said. "It was very scary. It was very scary. We were very lucky, we got out very fast."
Witnesses are confused by the first aftermath of the shooting as to whether the loud bangs were part of the Independence Day celebration. I told CBS Chicago that it was there. The videoposted on Twitterby Chicago Sun-Times columnist Lynn Sweet, who participated in the parade, shows the band as the band runs in the opposite direction as a large number of people pass by the track in the parade. I showed you playing on the truck.
My video .. I was at the#HighlandPark Parade .. From the July 4th parade when the shoot started Fearful people running away. pic.twitter.com/DSe0NJOuem— Lynn Sweet (@lynnsweet)July 4, 2022
I remember meeting, it's like running, ducking, just screaming, "the woman told CBS Chicago. "I ran with my daughter and came across a small shop, but I was scared because I didn't know if they were coming or inside the building."
Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering said the rest of the festival was canceled and some nearby communities also canceled the parade.
"The day we gathered to celebrate community and freedom, we instead suffer from the loss, tragic loss of life, and fear that we have suffered. "I mourn," Rotelling said in the news at the post-shooting meeting.
Governor JB Pritzker stated in a statement of. There are no evil words from our neighbors that rob us of their hopes, their dreams, their future ... but sadness does not regain the victims, and prayer alone is the fear of rampant gun violence. I can't stop I'm confronting the Illinois and the Americans. We must end the plague of violence with this gun. And we do.
This is a developing story and will be updated.