3 things we know about the 4th of July parade mass shooting in Highland Park

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (CBS) – An investigation is underway following a mass shooting in 4th of July Parade in Highland Park which left several dead and dozens injured.

Here are three things we know:

  1. The shooting took place around 10:14 a.m. Witnesses at the scene said they saw the gunman on a rooftop 10 feet from the parade who fired multiple shots over approximately several minutes.

2. Highland Park Police Commander. Chris O’Neill confirms that six people died and 24 people were injured in the shooting.

3. Police say there was only one shooter described as an 18-20 year old white male with long black hair and a small build wearing a blue or white t-shirt. Police said the suspect was shooting from a rooftop. A stage rifle. SWAT is going door to door and urging community members to stay indoors. The suspect remains at large and is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with video is asked to contact the Highland Park Police Department. Advice and information may also be submitted to the FBI at 1800-CALL-FBI.


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