Highland Park Police: 6 Killed, 24 Wounded in Fourth of July Parade Sniper Attack; Suspect at Large: White Male, 18-20, Long Black Hair

Highland Park police gave an update on the rooftop sniper attack on the northern Illinois Chicago suburb’s Fourth of July parade Monday. Six people are dead and twenty-four “seriously injured” were taken to the hospital. The suspect is at large. He is described as a white male, 18-20 years old with long black hair, small build wearing a white or blue t-shirt. A rifle was recovered at the scene. (Update: At a second police briefing around 2 p.m. CDT, Lake County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said the weapon used was a “high powered rifle”, but would not further describe the weapon.)

Highland Park Police Commander Chris O’Neill, screen image.

Police denied rumors the gunman was barricaded and holding hostages.

Police also said it appears the gunman was firing from a rooftop, could not confirm he had more than one weapon but should be considered armed. It appears the gunman was acting alone.

Highland Park residents are encouraged to remain indoors while the manhunt goes on.

UPDATE: new video of the shooting:

ABC News interview with Highland Park District President Terry Grossman who was at the parade and saw people fall from being shot.

From the first TGP article on the attack :

From a normal parade to panic in seconds:

A young boy filming the parade captured the moment the gunshots were heard and the ensuing chaos.

Another video captured a burst of gunfire:

Veteran Sun-Times reporter Lynn Sweet posted from the scene: “Bloodbath.”

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