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US Independence Day parade in Chicago disrupted by gunfire. Multiple people shot

Multiple people shot at July 4 Independence Day parade in Chicago suburb of Highland Park

Chicago: Multiple people were shot at barely 10 minutes after the July 4 Independence Day parade began in the Highland Park area of Chicago. Highland Park Police said that there was an ‘active shooter’ in the area. “We are assisting Highland Park Police with a shooting in the area of the Independence Day parade route,” Lake County Sheriff, Illinois, US said.

City leaders said that police were responding to an incident in downtown Highland Park and added that the Fourth Fest has been canceled. “Please avoid downtown Highland Park. More information will be shared as it becomes available,” it said in a tweet.

While the officials did not declare the number of casualties, several social media accounts and local media reports cited eyewitnesses and said that multiple casualties were feared. In a tweet, Chicago Sun-Times said that five people were killed and 16 others were wounded when a gunman went on a firing spree at Highland Park.

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