• Biden Vows to Continue Fighting ‘Epidemic of Gun Violence' After ‘Senseless' Fourth of July Parade Shooting

    1 month ago - By Mediaite

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    President Joe Biden released a statement following the Independence Day shooting in Highland Park, a residential area only 25 miles north of Chicago, at a Fourth of July parade. The president vowed to continue fighting the “epidemic of gun violence” and touted recent bipartisan gun legislation that was passed by lawmakers.
    “ Jill and I are shocked by this senseless gun violence that has yet again brought grief to an American community on this Independence Day,” the statement reads.
    Shortly before the statement was released, police confirmed the shooter...
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  • ‘He Could Be in the City. He Could Be Somewhere Else': Police Ask for Footage to Find Fourth of July Shooter, Confirm ‘High-Powered Rifle' Used

    ‘He Could Be in the City. He Could Be Somewhere Else': Police Ask for Footage to Find Fourth of July Shooter, Confirm ‘High-Powered Rifle' Used

    1 month ago - By Mediaite

    In a Monday afternoon update on the Highland Park Independence Day parade shooting that claimed the lives of six, police asked for anyone in the area with cell phone footage, as well as surveillance footage from businesses, to be turned over to authorities as the search for the shooter continues.
    Sgt. Christopher Covelli , spokesman for Lake County Major Crime Task Force, said police are not sure if the shooter is still in the city or has made it out.
    “He could be in the city, he could be somewhere else,” Covelli told reporters, also confirming over two dozen were injured and taken to...
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  • Illinois Politicians React to ‘Senseless Gun Violence' at Fourth of July Parade In Highland Park: ‘Enough is Enough!'

    Illinois Politicians React to ‘Senseless Gun Violence' at Fourth of July Parade In Highland Park: ‘Enough is Enough!'

    1 month ago - By Mediaite

    Illinois politicians reacted on Monday to the shooting at Fourth of July parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park.
    Six people were killed and more than 24 people were taken to the hospital. At least 31 people were injured.
    Gov. J.B. Pritzker initially posted, “My staff and I are closely monitoring the situation in Highland Park. State police are on the scene and we have made all state resources available to the community. We will continue working with local officials to help those affected.”
    My staff and I are closely monitoring the situation in Highland Park. State police are on the...
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  • ‘I Saw Multiple People Shot, I Saw Bodies': Witness Describes ‘Bloodbath' at Fourth of July Parade Shooting

    1 month ago - By Mediaite

    Witnesses described to CNN what they saw on Monday as a gunman opened fire on a July 4th parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park.
    Six people have been killed and 31 others have been injured as 24 people have been transferred to the hospital.
    Chicago Sun-Times Washington Bureau Chief Lynn Sweet told CNN's Kaitlan Collins that she was at the parade:
    I saw people all of a sudden stampeding away from where I was standing, and people were shouting ‘shots fired' and... in short order I did pursue where people were fleeing from and, sad to say, I saw multiple people shot. I saw bodies on...
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  • ‘It Was an Automatic Weapon. Rifles Don't Do That': 4th of July Shooting Witness Recalls Horror of Seeing Young Girl Gunned Down In Front of Her

    1 month ago - By Mediaite

    CNN's Adrienne Broaduss interviewed an eyewitness to Monday's deadly mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade in the city of Highland Park, north of Chicago.
    “All of a sudden everyone behind us started running. I looked back, probably 20 feet away from me, I saw a girl shot and killed. I saw her die. I've never seen anything like this,” said the witness, identified only as “Zoe.”
    Monday's shooting left at least six people dead and some 31 injured, according to an afternoon update from local officials.
    “We hid behind a dumpster for about an hour and then the police got us into Uncle Dan's...
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  • Still at Large: Highland Park Remains on Alert for Active Shooter After 4th of July Parade Mass Shooting

    Still at Large: Highland Park Remains on Alert for Active Shooter After 4th of July Parade Mass Shooting

    1 month ago - By Mediaite

    A manhunt is underway for the person behind the Monday shooting at a July 4 parade in Highland Park, a suburb of Chicago.
    At least five people were killed and 16 others were sent to the hospital, according to the City of Highland Park. People at the parade ran for cover, according to videos posted on Twitter including by The Chicago Sun Times‘ Lynn Sweet .
    My video.. I was at Highland Park parade.. Terrified people fleeing July 4th parade when shooting started. pic.twitter.com/DSe0NJOuem
    - Lynn Sweet July 4, 2022
    According to a statement by the City of Highland Park, the situation is still...
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  • Five Dead In 4th Of July Parade Shooting In Highland Park, Illinois

    1 month ago - By Deadline

    A Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Ill., outside Chicago, has left five people dead and multiple injuries, according to officials. Sixteen people have been hospitalized with injuries. Police are still searching for the gunman, according to city officials, and police are urging people downtown to shelter in place. Shots began firing within 10 minutes...
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  • Police respond to shooting at Highland Park Fourth of July parade

    Police respond to shooting at Highland Park Fourth of July parade

    1 month ago - By Wood TV

    HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. - Highland Park's Fourth of July parade was disrupted after shots were fired Monday morning.
    Town officials on Facebook said suburban police was responding to an "incident" around 10:10 a.m. in downtown Highland Park. Witnesses reported seeing heavy police presence and fire vehicles.
    The Lake County Sherriff's Office said their officers were assisting Highland Park police with a shooting in the area.
    Officials said Fourth Fest, scheduled to start at noon, has been canceled.
    Metra service near the area has been suspended.
    The public is being urged to avoid the downtown...
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