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Highland Park Police: 6 Killed, 24 Wounded in Fourth of July Parade Sniper Attack; Suspect at Large: White Male, 18-20, Long Black Hair

Highland Park police gave an update on the rooftop sniper attack on the northern Illinois Chicago suburb’s Fourth of July parade Monday. Six people are dead and twenty-four “seriously injured” were taken to the hospital. The suspect is at large. he is described as a white male, 18-20 years old with long black hair, small build wearing a white or blue t-shirt. A rifle was recovered at the scene.

Highland Park Police Commander Chris O’Neil, screen image.

Police denied rumors the gunman was barricaded and holding hostages.

Police also said it appears the gunman was firing from a rooftop, could not confirm he had more than one weapon but should be considered armed. It appears the gunman was acting alone.

Highland Park residents are encouraged to remain indoors while the manhunt goes on.

UPDATE: new video of the shooting:

🚨New video When mass shooting unfolds in #HighlandPark during a 4th of July parade celebration. pic.twitter.com/bVm6pCR4Cs

— Breaking News 24/7 (@Worldsource24) July 4, 2022

ABC News interview with Highland Park District President Terry Grossman who was at the parade and saw people fall from being shot.

“We were trying to… help reunite parents with the kids that were in our float.”

Pres. of the Park District of Highland Park, Terry Grossberg recounts his experience to @lipoftv of being in the Fourth of July parade where at least six people were killed. https://t.co/2K1E7IWnlc pic.twitter.com/fX3NwqXnvF

— ABC News Live (@ABCNewsLive) July 4, 2022

From the first TGP article on the attack :

From a normal parade to panic in seconds:

A young boy filming the parade captured the moment the gunshots were heard and the ensuing chaos.

Active shooter in Highland Park, IL. Avoid Central Ave. My nephew recorded this video. pic.twitter.com/nUFRElrVZi

— eNreeKaii (@Ri_Kayyy) July 4, 2022

Another video captured a burst of gunfire:

Suburban of Chicago Highland Park what a sick day! Mass shooter in a town that wants to love everybody! pic.twitter.com/FhQSDDUFH0

— John Harty (@worked4my2cents) July 4, 2022

Veteran Sun-Times reporter Lynn Sweet posted from the scene: “Bloodbath.”

Bloodbath at #Highland Park July 4th parade.. I was there.. story at @suntimes pic.twitter.com/zuUQMO7Dxy

— Lynn Sweet (@lynnsweet) July 4, 2022

My video.. I was at #Highland Park parade.. Terrified people fleeing July 4th parade when shooting started. pic.twitter.com/DSe0NJOuem

— Lynn Sweet (@lynnsweet) July 4, 2022

The post Highland Park Police: 6 Killed, 24 Wounded in Fourth of July Parade Sniper Attack; Suspect at Large: White Male, 18-20, Long Black Hair appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

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