Highland Park Fourth of July parade mass shooting, multiple people shot – Chicago Sun-Times
A peaceful morning parade in an upscale park in Chicago turned into Chaos this morning as a mass shooter unloaded a barrage of gunfire into a 4th of July Parade.
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. Several witnesses said they heard multiple shots fired, and several people were left wounded and bloodied.
A 9-1-1 call placed after the shooting started said a male between the ages of 18-21 was seen carrying a ‘yellow’ military-style backpack.
Around 1:00 PM CST Chicago PD still considered the situation active and urged people to stay away from the scene.
Adrienne Drell, a former Sun-Times reporter, said she saw the Highland Park High School marching band start to run and heard them shouting for people to go to Sunset Foods. A nearby grocery store and take cover. “Everyone is just stunned beyond belief,” Drell said.
Alexander Sandoval, 39, sat on a bench and cried, saying he and his family ran after hearing the gunfire, afraid for their lives. He said he saw bodies in pools of blood on the ground. He ran into an alleyway and placed his son, a toddler, into a garbage can. In the panic, he lost track of his partner and stepdaughter, later finding them safe, inside a McDonald’s nearby.
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