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Highland Park Shooting Live, Illinois | July 4 | Chicago: At least 6 dead and 24 injured in US Independence Day parade | Chicago | Video | the world

Six people were killed and 24 injured in the firing that took place during the Independence Day parade last Monday. 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.

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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.

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Terrified marchers fled the 4th of July parade in Highland Park after the shooting.  (AP via Lynn Sweet/Chicago Sun-Times)
Terrified marchers fled the 4th of July parade in Highland Park after the shooting. (AP via Lynn Sweet/Chicago Sun-Times)

Several officials attended the march, including the governor of Illinois, Democrat J. Robert “JP” Pritzker. and Democratic Assemblyman Brad Schneider.

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On Twitter, Schneider explained that he had received information about “loss of life and injuries”, although he did not provide further details.

Several people were injured in a shooting during a 4th of July celebration in Highland Park, USA.  (Video recording).
Several people were injured in a shooting during a 4th of July celebration in Highland Park, USA. (Video recording).

“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.