Police in Illinois say a gunman who opened fire on a July 4 parade in Chicago suburb Highland Park is still on the loose and considered an active shooter.
The Illinois State Police is currently assisting Highland Park PD with an active shoot situation that occurred at the Highland Park Parade.
The public is advised to avoid the area of Central Ave and 2nd St. in Highland Park.
— IllinoisStatePolice (@ILStatePolice) July 4, 2022
It is unclear whether the shooter is still in the area or still posing a threat, but police advise the public to stay away from the area.
Video from the scene shows parade participants fleeing as gunshots ring out. Others watching the parade are slower to realize what is happening.
Active shooter in Highland Park, IL. Avoid Central Ave. My nephew recorded this video. pic.twitter.com/nUFRElrVZi
— eNreeKaii (@Ri_Kayyy) July 4, 2022
Parades in some other nearby suburbs have been canceled.
Authorities have not said if there are any casualties.