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Warning: Graphic image: Illinois police say a white man with black hair and a slim figure after a shooter attacks an Independence Day parade. Looking for suspectsAuthorities said that in Highland Park, a wealthy suburb of Chicago, everyone living near the scene was told to evacuate to a given location. .. Investigators believe he is about 19 years old.
Police recovered the rifle, but said unidentified shooters were stillarmed and considered dangerousauthorities are interested The person was identified as 22-year-old Robert E. Climo III. Armed and dangerous. He was 22 years old and was driving the 2010 Honda Fit on the license plate DM80653.
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. Five of the killed were found on the scene and were adults, officials said. The other was taken to the hospital where he died.
Authorities said the child was among the injured and was seriously injured.
According to authorities, a shootout broke out at the intersection of Central Avenue and Second Street in Highland Park around 10:24 am on Monday. The shooters remained in large numbers as of 3 pm, and police said he had not barricaded himself anywhere or took hostages to their knowledge.
Independence Day Parade Shooting at Highland Park, Illinois
Participants in the July 4th parade cover after hearing gunshots at the parade on Monday morning, July 4th, 2022, on the outskirts of Chicago. I will run for. (Lynn Sweet via AP / Chicago Sun-Times)(Lynn Sweet via AP / Chicago Sun-Times)
Covelli said the suspect was "powerful" The rifle declined 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. Officials said the FBI was also backing, with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives working to track down theweapons used in the attack.
Illinois Manhunt in progress four days after the July parade shooting at Highland Park. At least 6 confirmed dead
On Monday, July 4, 2022, an empty chair sits along the sidewalk after a parade participant fires a bullet in Chicago and then escapes from the Highland Park Independence Day parade. (Lynn Sweet via AP / Chicago Sun-Times)(Lynn Sweet via AP / Chicago Sun-Times)
Authorities told residentsykeeps hunting the suspect.
"All we know now is that he hasn't been detained and hasn't died," said Lake Forest Group's founder and CEO of security consulting firm. He is a former secret service agent, police officer, and senior director of security at the NBA. "Sometimes these people run away ... some want to commit suicide by police, some want to commit suicide, others don't want to be caught."
Verden is just four miles from the parade route. He said he lived in and was able to hear the police react after an attack from his home. Like other locals, he said he was evacuating to a given location while police searched the suspect on a large scale.
"The biggest thing right now is that this person is not in custody," he said. "Usually in these types of incidents, they die in the field ... this is a kind of uniqueness."
Later, blood on Port Clinton Square in Highland Park was shot on Monday, July 4, 2022, at a parade on July 4, in the suburbs of Chicago. (Lynn Sweet via AP / Chicago Sun Times)(Lynn Sweet via AP / Chicago Sun Times)
He usually has multiple active shooters. He said it was normal to assume that the suspect was still armed after the authorities had recovered the weapon because he had a gun.
The Federal Aviation Administration has temporarily banned aircraft from flying over Highland Park. The agency issued a "temporary flight limit" of up to 3,000 feet for 5 miles before canceling at 3 pm. Local time.
Highland Park Hospital officials said they had accepted 26 patients, 25 of whom had gunshot wounds. Victims ranged in age from 8 to 85 years. About 4-5 children were injured.
Of the injured, 19 were treated and released. Dr. Brigham Temple, medical director of the NorthShore University Health System, said the two patients had been transferred to Evanston Hospital.
Illinois Independence Day parade plunges into chaos after multiple shots: Report
The parade is the intersection of Laurel and Laurel Less than 1.6 km (1 mile) from the shooting site on St. John's Avenue, Central Avenue and Second Street, which began around 10 am. Following the 11:00 am parade at Sunset Park, a celebration called Force Fest was to be held. Authorities have canceled the event.
If you have video surveillance, phone video, or still images, please contact the investigator. Business owners in the area asked to see the security cameras and share them with the police, Mr. Koveli said, "even if you can't see anything there."
A phone video posted on social media that appears to have been shot on-site captured the sound of more than 30 gunshots ringing on the parade as the audience panicked and fled.
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