HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. - The Highland Park Fourth of July parade was suddenly halted when shots were fired about 10 minutes after the parade kicked off at 10 a.m. Monday, striking an unknown number of parade-goers and sending hundreds of people running for safety.A law enforcement source tells Fox 32 News that one person was fatally shot and there are multiple other people who were wounded in the shooting.A Chicago Sun-Times reporter saw blankets covering three bloodied bodies and five other people wounded and bloodied near the parade’s reviewing stand. Several witnesses said they heard multiple shots fired.
One witness said he counted more than 20 shots.Police were telling people: "Everybody disperse, please. It is not safe to be here."SUBSCRIBE TO THE FOX 32 YOUTUBE CHANNELDebbie Glickman, a Highland Park resident, said she was on a parade float with coworkers and the group was prepared to turn onto the main route when she saw people running away from the area.Terrified parade-goers left behind chairs, personal belongings as they fled "People started saying `There's a shooter, there's a shooter, there a shooter,"' Glickman told the Associated Press. "So we just ran.
We just ran. It's like mass chaos down there."She didn't hear any noises or see anyone who appeared to be injured."I'm so freaked out," she said. "It's just so sad."Neesa Sweet, a Highland Park resident, said she was "about a half block away, walking toward the reviewing stand.
Suddenly, I heard loud, repeated, rapid-fire shots. It lasted a long time. People started running away."U.S.
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