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US: 6 killed, 24 injured in Illinois July 4th parade in Highland Park

BY ANI, Jul 4, 2022 6:40 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Independence Day parade organized in Highland Park in Illinois. (Photo : Twitter)

As many as six people were killed and 24 were hospitalized in a shooting at the July 4th parade route in north suburban Highland Park in Illinois.

All individuals are advised to shelter in place. Law enforcement agencies are searching for the suspect; evidence of a firearm has been recovered.

Independence Day parade in Highland Park, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago, erupted in panic when shots were fired about 10 minutes after the parade kicked off, according to media reports.

At least 25 shots were fired at an Illinois Fourth of July parade; a reporter saw five people bloodied. Sources said the person could be shooting from atop a high building. The parade route was near Central Avenue and Second Street.

Police were telling people, "Everybody disperse, please. It is not safe to be here."

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