DEVELOPING STORY: Multiple people have been shot at a Fourth of July Parade in Highland Park, Illinois. The attack happened in a wealthy Chicago suburb. Video shows a marching band running for cover along the parade route. Click here to join Todd’s private Facebook group for conservatives.
The shooting happened “in the area of the Independence Day parade route,” the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said in statement posted shortly after 11 a.m. CDT.
“I saw this guy shooting. I saw his eyes… the first round was maybe 40-50 shots,” a witness told television station WGN. “He stopped and must have reloaded. I realized this was real and got everyone down as flat as we could.”
There’s no official word on injuries or deaths.
However, Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL) reports there are fatalities.
“Hearing of loss of life and others injured,” he wrote on Twitter. “My campaign team and I were gathering at the start of the parade when the shooting started. My team and I are safe and secure. We are monitoring the situation closely and in touch with the Mayor.”
“Highland Park Police are responding to an incident in downtown Highland Park,” according to statement from the lakeshore city just north of Chicago.
Witnesses say shooter was on a roof of a store when shooting occurred, according to WGN.
“Witnesses say the shooter was on the roof of Uncle Dan’s and fired into parade. 5 or 6 shots, then a pause, then 5 or 6 more shots. The shooter is still at large and North Shore residents are being asked to stay inside,” the television station reported.
Our team will be updating this story throughout the day.
NOW – Multiple people shot at July 4th parade in Highland Park, IL.pic.twitter.com/uJMkG2UhYF— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) July 4, 2022
Shotting in highland park 4th of July parade. pic.twitter.com/oCfhzfKRZj— Hugo Aguilar (@Hugo_Aguilar6) July 4, 2022
Separated from parents during Highland Park shooting. Anyone recognize? pic.twitter.com/D2R3wBmbSN— Waldo Jeffers (@illorange) July 4, 2022
Highland Park Shooting:— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) July 4, 2022
– At least 1 dead, multiple injured, after shooting during a 4th of July parade Highland Park, Illinois
– Shooter is at large (via WGN)
– Witnesses say shooter was on a roof of a store when shooting occurred (via WGN)
Multiple people have been shot during the 4th of July parade in Highland Park, IL. pic.twitter.com/OHtkxEQPQg— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) July 4, 2022