Shooting kills at least 5 people at the US Independence Day parade in Highland Park (a city located in the southeastern of Lake County, Illinois).
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois, USA, said the shooting occurred about 10 minutes after the US Independence Day parade began on the morning of July 4 (US Independence Day), causing hundreds of people to flee.
The website of local authorities posted a notice saying at least 5 people were killed and 19 were injured, and they were taken to hospital. Police said they were searching for the gunman and advised people not to leave their homes.
The suspect was later identified as a male with a yellow backpack. He fired 25 rounds. Some sources said that the suspect appeared to have opened fire from the roof of a high-rise building.
The police chief of Highland Park (Lake County, Illinois) said they have identified a suspect in the shooting at the US Independence Day parade.
He is Robert E. Crimo III, 22 years old, driving a silver 2010 Honda Fit with license plate DM80653.
Authorities are coordinating to track down and arrest Robert. They stressed that he was armed and extremely dangerous.
Police have not yet provided an explanation for the attacker’s motive.