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Onlookers at 4th of July parade knew ‘instantly’ the shots weren’t fireworks: witness


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A witness to the July 4 parade shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, said other parade-goers knew “instantly” that the gunshots they heard were not fire. fireworks Monday on “Fox News Live.”

“It was repetitive recycling – bang, bang, bang. It wasn’t fireworks. And you could see instantly that people knew it wasn’t fireworks,” Warren said. Fried to host Trace Gallagher. “People just started running in all directions.”

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“… [I]it’s like a movie. You feel like you’re in a movie, you’re not sure if it’s real or not, but then you start putting things together in your head.”

The shooting situation is “really scary”, Fried added, and “very difficult” as he has to explain to his 7-year-old children why the shooter committed mass murder.

Fried highlighted the challenge of how the shooting will affect young children who attended the parade.

His children “don’t care” about politics, he said. “They don’t care about Republicans[s], democrats, libertarians. They want to know why someone did this.”

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The father took his children’s point of view, asking why the alleged killer would knock down from a roof on a ‘day with everyone – for all political parties – com[ing] together to celebrate.”

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The shooter shot at police officers and innocent children, he added.


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