Least 6 Dead, 26 Injured at Highland Park, Illinois, Independence Day Parade – Opinion

A shooting at the Independence Day Parade in Highland Park, Illinois left 26 dead and 6 others hospitalized.

According to local police, the suspect is white and between 18-20 years of age. A manhunt is underway for the suspect, who also reportedly has long black hair, a small build, and is wearing a white or blue t-shirt, WGN News’ Dan Ponce reported.

The firearm of the victim was recovered by police at the crime scene. CBS Chicago reported that the authorities continue to ask people for shelter.

RedState previously reported that Highland Park was a richer suburb of Chicago and is therefore not a typical place for gang violence.

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