Five Killed, Sixteen Wounded in Sniper Attack in Highland Park, IllinoisReader07/04/2022 (Mon) 18:22:33 Id: a857a6No.18606del
Five people were killed and 16 others wounded when a gunman started shooting 10 minutes after the Highland Park Fourth of July parade kicked off Monday morning, authorities said. Shortly after noon (CDT), the Highland Park police said it remained an “active incident” and urged people to stay away. Blankets were covering three bloodied bodies and five other people wounded and bloodied near the parade’s reviewing stand. Several witnesses said they heard multiple shots fired. One witness said he counted more than 20 shots. Officials urged residents to continue to “shelter in place” as the gunman remains at large.
The shooting happened just after 10 a.m. in downtown Highland Park, according to reports. A large police presence from the state and neighboring suburban Chicago departments was seen along the parade route. The shooter was reported to still be active just after noon. Sources said the person could be shooting from atop a high building. Highland Park, Illinois was the setting of several popular youth/family films in the 1980s and early 90s, including Home Alone, Risky Business, Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Uncle Buck, according to IMBD. Senator Julie Morrison was at the 4th of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois where police is currently responding to a shooting. "It was like something you see in a movie. This community now is going to go on the map like Uvalde and so many other communities."