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Six people were shot and many others were injured during a shooting at the Independence Day paradeat Highland Park, a wealthy suburb of Chicago. A person of related interest, captured after an hour of Manhunt.
Before escaping, he killed at least six people and injured about another 20 more from the rooftop perch, Chris Covelli, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary of the Lake County Sheriff's Office, said in an afternoon press conference. Said in. Authorities said five of the killedwere found on the scene and were adults. The other was taken to the hospital where he died.
Authorities said the child was among the injured and was seriously injured. According to officials, a shootout broke out at the intersection of Central Avenue and Second Street in Highland Park around 10:24 am on Monday
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Highland Park, Illinois, Independence Day Parade Shooting
Parade on July 4th For a cover after hearing a shooting at a parade at Highland Park on the outskirts of Chicago on Monday morning when participants run. (Lynn Sweet / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
The participants of the parade on July 4th After the gun battle, I run for a cover I heard at a parade on the outskirts of Chicago on Monday morning, July 4, 2022. (Lynn Sweet / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
Accumulated in Port Clinton Square in Highland Park Blood, taken on Monday at the July 4th parade in the suburbs of Chicago. (Lynn Sweet / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
Highland Park at the Independence Day Parade on July 4th Search for law enforcement agencies after mass shootings on Monday, July 4, 2022, in downtown Highland Park on the outskirts of Chicago. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh) (AP Newsroom)
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Covelli stated that the suspect used a "powerful rifle," but refused to give a detailed description of the weapon. He said the attack began near the last section of the parade route and targeted bystanders.
He added that the attack was "a very random, very intentional, very sad day."
Authorities said gunmen probably accessed the roof of the company through a ladder in an alley attached to the building.
State police and Chicago police officers rushed to the scene to assist the Highland Park police investigation. The same was true for the representative of the Lake County Sheriff's Office. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was working to track down theweapons used in the attack, officials said.
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