The location was Highland Park, a Chicago suburb.
Six individuals were murdered and at least 24 others were wounded in what looks to be a random act of violence in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Illinois today. This was yet another mass shooting in the United States, leaving many astonished and horrified throughout the nation.
According to sources, the gunman was on a rooftop when bullets were fired. There was a Fourth of July parade in the area, and that’s what was eventually targeted. As police arrived on the area, paradegoers started to disperse. The gunman was eventually able to flee and is still at large.
Following the news of the massacre, President Joe Biden issued a statement expressing his outrage. He also said that he is directing law enforcement to utilize all available means to arrest the offender.
Families at Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, react as sirens begin to blare; at least six people were killed in a mass shooting at the parade, and two dozen seriously hurt.
— ABC News (@ABC) July 4, 2022
This is clearly a horrible situation, and our thoughts are with those who have been touched. Mass shootings are awful in every sense, and the Highland Park neighborhood will need every assistance possible.
— Chris Tye (@TVTye) July 4, 2022
The shooting in Highland Park is a developing story, so check back for additional information.