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Shooting at a parade in Illinois killed at least six people. Authorities looking for people of interest

A police area where gunmen fired at a parade on July 4 in Highland Park, Illinois, killing six and injuring about 20. I was taken to the hospital. Said. Highland Park Fire Chief Joe Schlag told reporters that some of the victims, including at least one child, were in crisis when they were removed from the scene.

Law enforcement agencies are still looking for suspects, Highland Park police commander Chris O'Neil said at a news conference. People in the downtown business district were urged to evacuate to their place.

Law enforcement officers have identified 22-year-old Robert Climo III as an interested person in shooting. Officials said Climo passed by Bobby and was from the local area. He is armed and believed to be dangerous and may be driving a 2010 Silver Honda Fit on the Illinois license plate DM-80653. 

Authorities have evacuated people from the building while they were looking for shooters, said Chris Koveli, a spokesman for the Lake County's Major Crime Task Force.

Police previously described the suspect as a white man, about 18 to 20 years old, with long black hair, a small body, and wearing a white or blue T-shirt. 

Investigators said the firearm had been recovered from the scene and efforts are underway to track it down. Coveli described this weapon as a "powerful rifle."

Lake County coroner Jennifer Parker told reporters that five adults had died on the scene. The sixth victim died in the hospital, Banek said, and added that she didn't have any details about that person.

Dr. Brigam Temple, Head of Emergency Response at Highland Park Hospital, said a total of 26 people were taken to the medical facility, 25 of whom had gunshot wounds. Six patients were taken to Evanston Hospital, four to Glenbrook Hospital, and several to hospitals outside the North Shore University Medical System Network.

Of the patients initially taken to Highland Park Hospital, two were transferred to Evanston Hospital. One received further neurosurgery treatment and the other was treated there in pediatrics. Another patient was transferred to Scorky Hospital and a fourth patient was transferred to Homer Children's Hospital after emergency surgery. 

As of Monday night, 19 patients at Highland Park Hospital were treated and discharged, Temple said. Only two patients remained at Highland Park Hospital, both in stable condition, Temple said. 

Patients range in age from 8 to 85 years, and Temple estimated that 4-5 of the patients were children.

Police and witnesses said shooters seemed to be shooting the crowd from the roof of a store near the parade route.

FBI, Illinois Police and Lake County Sheriff's OfficeMore than 100 people from multiple agencies The law enforcement officer responded. For shooting in the northern suburbs of Chicago. O'Neill said police responded to the gunshots around 10:14 am.

Kovel said the shooter was able to stop firing and escape authorities when police approached the building. 

"All the signs are that he was unobtrusive and very difficult to see," Koveli said. 

"It looks like the audience was targeted. It was a very random, very intentional, very sad day," Koveli said.

Investigators are scrutinizing surveillance cameras looking 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.

Deadly shooting at the July 4 parade at Highland Park Later, in the aftermath of a "very active investigation", Illinois

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."

Law enforcement officers and armored vehicles respond to a deadly shooting scene at the July 4 parade in Highland Park, Illinois.CBS Chicago

Witnesses are confused by the first aftermath of the shooting as to whether loud bangs were part of the Independence Day celebration. I told CBS Chicago that it was there. 

"I remember running, duckling, and seeing people you know, just screaming, as you know. "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."

Chicago Sun-Times columnist A videoposted by Lynn Sweet on Twitterat the parade showed the band playing on the track as a large number of people passed by the track in the parade. , Do it the other way around.

My video. I was at the#HighlandPark Parade. Fearful people fleeing from the July 4th parade when the shooting began.

— Lynn Sweet (@lynnsweet)July 4, 2022

SweetSaid CBS NewsThe shooting took place near the parade's review stand.

"I saw something people shouldn't see," she said. "I saw my body. I saw injured people. I saw a pool of blood."

She lined up hundreds of people along the parade route. I presumed that I was injured. She said it was clear that people had rushed away.

"You saw a baby carriage, they are still on the scene ... there is a water bottle," she said. "It's only a moment that people didn't care about their belongings because they wanted to get out of it."

Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering canceled the rest of the festival. , Some nearby communities also said they canceled the parade.

"The day we gathered to celebrate community and freedom, we instead suffer from the losses, tragic loss of life, and fear that we have suffered. "I mourn," Rotelling said in the news at the post-shooting meeting.

In a statement, President Biden and his first lady, Jill Biden, were "shocked by the meaningless gun violence that once again brought sadness to the American community on this anniversary of independence. As always, thank you to the first responders and law enforcement agencies in the field. I spoke with Governor Pritzker and Mayor Rotering and provided their communities with full federal support. "

In the South Lawn of the White House, Biden later said: .. We have to fight for it, defend it, and win it by voting.

Governor JB Pritzker stated in a statement of. There are no evil words that rob your neighbors of their hopes, dreams, and futures.

He urged all Illinois citizens to pray for their victims, their families, and their first responders. "But sadness does not regain the victims, and prayer alone cannot stop the fear of gun violence rampant in our country. I will stand firmly against Illinois and the Americans. We must end the plague of this gun. Violence. "

This is a developing story and will be updated.