Horrific Shooting into a Highland Park Parade

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Someone(s) shot innocent people at an Independence Day parade in Highland Park. Highland Park is about 25 miles outside of Chicago, not in Cook County. It is a wealthy Jewish suburb. We don’t know the details yet, but it’s not a gangland hot take. We don’t know what it is.

A manhunt is underway for a suspect.

CBS Chicago digital producer Elyssa Kaufman, who was watching the parade with her family, heard what sounded like gunshots a little after the parade started at 10 a.m. local time.

“Everyone was running, hiding, and screaming,” Kaufman said. “It was extremely terrifying. It was very scary. We are very fortunate, we got out very quickly.”

Some witnesses reported up to 20 shots, according to CBS Chicago. As of 1:43, nineteen people were reportedly shot after the parade began, and at least six have died.

He described the celebration as a “garden variety, suburban Fourth of July parade.” The shooting, he said, led to a “horrific” scene of terrified people and bloodied bodies. “I have never seen anything like it in my life,” he said, adding, “It was chaos.”

America has to get serious about crime – now.


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