Authorities now say at least six people have been killed in a shooting at a Chicago-area Independence Day parade. Another 24 people were injured, mostly from gunshot wounds, but also from injuries suffered during the chaos as people fled the scene, according to a local NBC affiliate.
Area residents are being told to shelter in place, with the gunman still on loose. A local reporter says the area around where the shooting took place has been secured, though the gunman could still be around.
A police spokesman describe the suspect as a white male between 18 and 20 years old with long black hair and a short stature. He says a weapon was recovered from the scene, without elaborating.
At the scene of the initial shooting at the parade, streets and sidewalks are strewn with items left or discarded by fleeing crowds that have been left untouched.