Five killed, 19 hurt in Chicago-area parade attack

At least five people are dead and 19 were taken to hospitals after a shooting at a July 4th parade in a Chicago suburb, police said.

The shooting in Highland Park disrupted the annual parade just after it began at 10 a.m.

Highland Park Police say in a statement that five people were killed and 19 people have been taken to hospitals. It was unclear whether the five dead were counted among the 19.

The police say authorities are still searching for the suspect and call it an active incident.

The aftermath of a shooting at a parade in Highland Park, Illinois, on July 4, 2022. (screen capture: NBC5 Chicago)

Some eyewitnesses say the gunman may be on a roof, making it more difficult for law enforcement to reach, according to local media.

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