Six people were killed and 24 injured in the firing that took place during the Independence Day parade last Monday. America In the city of Highland Park (Illinois, USA), the police said at a press conference. One of the local police chiefs explained that the death toll had risen to six, from the previously reported five, and that “dozens of people were seriously injured”.
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Mayor of Highland Park He had reported 5 deaths and 16 injuries a few minutes ago.
Security forces are still searching for the suspect. After the shooting, the mayor’s office told neighbors to take shelter because there was still danger.
Defense forces The gun used by the suspect has been recoveredThe Inspector General of Police explained in a press conference.
The shooting happened 10 minutes after the parade started at 9am local time. (1400 GMT) and dozens of people started running in fear of gunfire, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Several officials attended the march, including the governor of Illinois, Democrat J. Robert “JP” Pritzker. and Democratic Assemblyman Brad Schneider.
On Twitter, Schneider explained that he had received information about “loss of life and injuries”, although he did not provide further details.
“My condolences to the families and their loved ones. My prayers are with the injured and their communities. I pledge to do everything in my power to keep our children, our cities, and our nation safe. Enough, enough!”he said on Twitter.
Highland Park is a residential area located about 40 kilometers from Chicago It has a population of around 30,000 as per the 2020 census.
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