Highland Park, Illinois, 4th of July Parade Shooting

Six people were killed Monday after a gunman opened fire during a July 4 parade in Highland Park, Illinois, authorities said.

Five of those killed died at the scene, all adults, Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek said. Another person died after being taken to a local hospital, she said. Authorities are working to notify the families of the victims and have not publicly identified those killed.

A total of 26 patients were seen at Highland Park Hospital, according to Dr. Brigham Temple, medical director of NorthShore University Health System. Of those treated there, 25 suffered gunshot wounds, Temple said. Ten of those treated arrived by ambulance, he said, and 19 of the 25 gunshot victims were released.

The patients there ranged in age from 8 to 85, according to Temple, and four or five of the patients were children.

Five others were taken to Evanston Hospital, according to NorthShore University Health System spokesman Jim Anthony.


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