At least people killed during Independence Day parade shooting in Illinois

by Anadolu Agency

The death toll from a Fourth of July Independence Day parade shooting in the US state of Illinois has risen to 6, said police on Monday.

The shooting, which took place in Highland Park city, some 48 kilometers (30 miles) outside of Chicago, also left 24 others injured, said Highland Park Police Commander Chris O’Neill at a press conference.

He said law enforcement agencies are searching for the gunman and described him as a white male, aged 18-20.

The police believe the gunman fired a rifle from a roof during the parade.

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