Five Dead In 4th Of July Parade Shooting In Highland Park, Illinois

Refresh for updates… A Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Ill., outside Chicago, has left five people dead and multiple injuries, according to officials. Nineteen 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.

A message on the city’s official Facebook page says, “SHELTER IN PLACE. Highland Park Police are responding to an incident in downtown Highland Park. All 4th of July events have been canceled. Please avoid downtown Highland Park. Take shelter if in downtown HP. ”

Shots began firing within 10 minutes after the parade commenced at 10 a.m. CT today. As of this report, the shooter remains at large.

Nearby towns including Deerfield, Ill. have canceled their own official Fourth of July activities.

“I grew up in Highland Park and this parade is a highlight of the year for so many families,” tweeted actor Rachel Brosnahan. “I’m sick to my stomach every time news like this comes out, but I don’t wish the pit in your stomach as you call your family and friends to make sure everyone is okay on anyone. No words.”

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