From Tribune staff reports
HIGHLAND PARK, IL. — Police in Highland Park, IL. said six people were killed and up to 24 wounded in a shooting during a Fourth of July parade in the city on Monday.
A white male suspect, 18-20 years old, was being sought by police. He was described as having longer black hair and a small build. He is considered armed and dangerous.
According to Highland Park Police Commander Chris Oneil, the incident began at 10:14 a.m. and residents were still being asked to shelter in place while the search is ongoing for the shooter. A perimeter had been set up around downtown and a weapon had been recovered.
“At this time, two dozen people have been transported to Highland Park Hospital,” Oneil said, “Six are confirmed deceased.”
Officer Chris Covelli said there was evidence that the shooter had taken a position on a roof. Police said information indicated that there was just one shooter.
The names and ages of the victims have not been released at this time.