The shooting occurred about 10 minutes after the parade began and caused hundreds of people who were in the place to start running scared by the shots.
A balance of at least 6 deaths and dozens of injuries left a shooting during a parade for the US Independence Day. in the town of Highland Park (Illinois, USA), this Monday, according to the information compiled by the Chicago Sun Times, which cites police sources.
So far, the authorities have not offered official figures on the victims, however, local media offer estimates on the number of people.
6 dead and dozens injured after a shooting in a parade in Highland Park for the day of independence
The shooting came about 10 minutes after the parade began and sent hundreds of people at the scene running scared by the gunshots, videos from the Chicago Sun Times and other media show.
According to the newspaper WGN9, the alleged attacker is not in custody so far. Authorities urged the public to take shelter and avoid the city center.
Among the latest updates on the case, the Chicago Sun Times detailed that, according to a witness, the alleged perpetrator would have been hit by a red jeep heading north on Pulaski Road.
Illinois Governor JB Pritzker assured that he is “closely monitoring the situation in Highland Park” through his Twitter account.
My staff and I are closely monitoring the situation in Highland Park. State police are on the scene and we have made all state resources available to the community. We will continue working with local officials to help those affected.
— Governor JB Pritzker (@GovPritzker) July 4, 2022
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