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Six were killed in a shooting during the July 4 parade in Illinois. The police arrested a 22-year-old man.

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Police arrested a 22-year-old man after shooting at a rally on July 4 in a Chicago suburb.

A Highland Park woman wipes her tears after a Fourth of July celebration ended in a bloodbath when a shooter began shooting at the city’s motorcade.

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First, very briefly about what happened:

  • The shooter attacked a show on July 4 in an affluent suburb north of Chicago.
  • Hundreds of police officers searched for hours for a young white man. A gun was found on the roof.
  • Just before 02 nights Tuesday through Tuesday Norwegian time, police said they had arrested a 22-year-old man. It must have deep roots in the local community.
  • The police describe the 22-year-old as the person they want to call: an “important person”.
  • Six have been confirmed dead. About 30 will be hospitalized. At least five of the dead were adults.
  • President Joe Biden has said he is disturbed and that the epidemic of gun violence must be fought.

Americans celebrate Independence Day on the 4th of July. In the suburb of Highland Park, north of Chicago, Illinois, Monday was scheduled to be celebrated with a folk festival and a parade in the middle.

The procession began at 10 local time. A little more than ten minutes later, a series of shots fired from a rooftop. watch says CNN He heard between 20-25 shots.

Highland Park residents were asked to stay away from the city centre.

shed blood

Hundreds fled in panic. It was clear that many of them were covered in blood. Again along the sidewalks stood prams and prams, among other things, a helmet with the image of Cinderella on it. Picnic rugs, lawn chairs, water bottles and coffee mugs were scattered.

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People who had come to watch or participate in the show ran from the scene when the shooting began. Film clips on social media show, among other things, a youth band playing. As the wire passes at a crossroads, a firearm begins to be heard over the music. People who have settled on camping chairs along the way, jump and run away.

Sean Cotro, the father of young children, traveled from Boston with his wife and three children aged 11, 9 and 2 years old. to me The New York Times The 47-year-old says they sat a few meters away from the perpetrator. It must have been on the roof of a store.

– I can’t get a picture of him out of my head, says Kotro.

He says the shooter had a big gun.

According to Cotro, the military parade did not reach the area where they were sitting when the shooting began.

– I was right next to him. It never stopped. It felt like shooting lasted for at least three minutes straight before it recharged, he says.

Then the wire runs

Kari Mungobe was there with three young children and a niece. Storavicin Chicago Tribune I spoke to her. At first she saw the wire running down the street. Then the police and fire engines came in the opposite direction.

“I didn’t even think he could be a shooter,” she says.

When someone shouted that he was the shooter, I grabbed the kids and ran to the car. She and her family moved to North Highland from a more central neighborhood in Chicago, in part because they wanted to live with their children in a safer neighborhood.

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– How do you explain this to young children, you ask now.

– There is panic in the whole city. Everyone is in a difficult situation, says Adriene Drell Chicago Sun Times. She previously worked as a journalist for the newspaper and witnessed the shooting.

– It was a calm, calm and gentle morning. People enjoy the show. Within seconds, the peace was broken. She says it is scary.

On Monday evening, local authorities confirmed the death of six people. At least 24 people were hospitalized with injuries. One hospital reported receiving 26 patients. Received another five. Not all of these likely have gunshot wounds.

The belongings remained on the streets after people fled in panic.

A large force of police rushed to the scene.

Hundreds of police officers are now searching for the perpetrator in large areas.

The offender is at large

“It appears that the perpetrator fired from a rooftop,” Chris Coveli of the Chicago Police Department told the Sun-Times.

Eyewitnesses also told TV channels that they saw gunshots coming from a rooftop.

The culprit has not been arrested yet, but the police stated that they are looking for one suspect.

He is described as a small white man with long black hair. He is believed to be between 18 and 20 years old.

Ask people to stay away

Local police asked people to stay away from the area.

Rapporteur Nancy Rottering confirmed on Twitter that an incident occurred in Highland Park. It also asks people to stay away from the area.

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It also reported that the July 4th celebration has been cancelled.

It is also located in the neighboring city of Evanston, where the famous Northwestern University is located.

Highland Park is a thriving small town with a population of about 30,000. Among other things, many basketball stars are known to have lived here, including Michael Jordan. The town was also used as a filming location for the movie Alone at Home.

“No words for the kind of monster who waits and shoots into a crowd of families with children celebrating a holiday in their community,” Governor J.B. Pritzker says in a statement about the shooting.

US President Joe Biden was briefed on the shooting. He says First Lady Jill was shocked that the incident had once again become a “senseless shooting incident”. In a statement, he expressed his support for those affected.

Biden contacted local authorities and offered assistance from the federal state.

At the end of June, the Senate agreed to tighten regulations on guns. Biden mentions this and says this will save lives.

– But there’s a lot of work left. Biden says I will not give up the fight against the gun violence epidemic.

Later that day, he spoke on the White House lawn. Soldiers’ families were asked to grill for the day. He did not go directly into the tragedy in Illinois, but said of the United States:

We have always risen from our worst crises.

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