On Monday morning, about 24 were injured and six people killed in the fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois. 

Highland Park

After midday, Highland Park Police released a statement that it was still an “active incident” and advised people to keep their distance.

Highland Park shooting

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, 3 bloodied bodies were enclosed in blankets, and 5 other people were injured and bloodied near the parade checkpoint.

The city of Highland Park firstly said that 5 were dead and sixteen people were wounded, but officials said at an afternoon news conference that a total of 6 individuals were killed and 24 wounded.

Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering also advised inhabitants to stop the downtown region as police responded to the happening.

A Highland Park resident, Miles Zaremski, said: I heard 20 to 25 shots, which were in rapid succession. So it couldn’t have been just a handgun or a shotgun.”

Zaremski added more, he saw “people in that area that got shot,” including “a woman covered with blood . . . She did not survive.”

Highland Park police officers and many other authorities, such as the Illinois State Police, and army forces with rifles, were watching the area in search of archers.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker reported that he was "closely monitoring the situation in Highland Park" and said Illinois police were to the occasion.