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Shooting at a parade in Illinois killed at least six people. Those who are interested in protection

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.

Robert "Bobby" Climo III, identified as a person of interest, was arrested around 6:30 pm. Local time related to shooting. Officials said his car was found and he was stopped after a short chase. He has been taken to the Highland Park Police Station as the investigation continues.

Robert "Bobby" Climo III was shot in a deadly mass shooting at the July 4 parade at Highland Park. Identified as "a person of interest", Illinois. Police say he should be considered armed and dangerous.Highland Park Police

Police and witnesses were shooting crowds early in the day from the rooftop of a store near the parade route. Said it seems. 

Investigators said the firearm had been recovered from the scene and efforts are underway to track it down. Chris Coveli, a spokesman for Lake County's Major Crime Task Force, described the weapon as a "powerful rifle."

Hours after the shooting, heavily armed law enforcement officials were seen at what appears to be Kurimo's home in Highwood, just north of Highland Park.CBS Chicago Report{27 A neighbor told CBS Chicago that Klimo lives at home with his father and uncle.

FBI agents were in and out of the house all night.

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 Skokie 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.

According to Temple, patients ranged in age from 8 to 85 years, and it was estimated that 4-5 of the patients were children.

FBI, Illinois Police and Lake County Sheriff's Office{46 100 people from multiple agencies Law enforcement officers}

Covelli said the shooters stopped firing because police were able to approach the building and escape 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.

Deadly shooting at the July 4 parade at Highland Park Later, in the aftermath of the "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 Kaufmann, 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 the 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 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. pic. twitter. com / DSe0NJOuem

— Lynn Sweet (@lynnsweet)July 4, 2022

SweetCBS 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.

"On the day we gathered to celebrate community and freedom, we instead suffer the loss, 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 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 stated: We have to fight for it, defend it, and win it by voting.

Governor JB Pritzker 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 stand firmly with the Illinois and the Americans. "We must end the plague of this gun. Violence," he said in a statement

at a press conference on Monday night, Pritzker said, "Today, to shoot. I want to start by celebrating the heroic actions of the law enforcement agencies that ran towards, they heard today, especially as the Highland Park Police Department bravely protected and served their community. "I was saved."

"There is no evil word to appear at the public celebration of freedom, hide in the roof, and shoot innocent people with assault trifles," Pritzker said. I said before asking for action.

"Mass shootings have become our weekly, yes, weekly American tradition," he said. "Some would say that today isn't that day, and it's not time to talk about guns now. There's no better day or time than being here now. Our founder is a musket. , Not an offensive weapon, and I don't think anyone said that they had a constitutional right to an offensive weapon with a large magazine, or that it was more important than the rights of those who attended. This parade is to live today. "

At the same press conference, Senator Tammy Duckworth repeatedly called for a Pritzker gun control bill, signed last monthbipartisan guns. He praised the regulation bill, but "Today we have seen that we cannot stop there."

"We are assault weapons, large-capacity ammunition. , And many other common-minded reforms that the majority of Americans are screaming for need to be removed, "she said.

"I just heard the gunshot from one of the captured videos. Finally, when I heard a weapon of that capacity firing rapidly on July 4, it was Iraq. It wasn't the United States, "added Duckworth, who was injured in the battle in 2004.

Catherine Watson contributed to the report.