Gunfire erupted Monday in the town of Highland Park, located in Lake County, north of Chicago.
According to local media, at least 5 people were killed and 16 others were injured in these gunfire, while a parade was organized for the American Independence Day.
"We are assisting Highland Park Police after shootings on Parade Road," Lake County Sheriff's Department tweeted.
"The 4th of July party is cancelled, please avoid the center of Highland Park," the Municipality of Highland Park added on its Facebook page.
We are assisting Highland Park Police with a shooting in the area of the Independence Day parade route.
STAY OUT OF THE AREA - allow law-enforcement and first responders to do their work.
— Lake County Sheriff (@LakeCoILSheriff) July 4, 2022
If several people would have been affected by the shots, no precise assessment has been given for the moment.
Brad Schneider, who represents the state of Illinois in the lower house of Congress, was in this wealthy town on the shores of Lake Michigan when the shots rang out.
"My campaign team and I had just met for the start of the parade when the shooting started," he tweeted after taking cover.
According to NBC5 Chicago, the shootings occurred around 10 a.m. local time, and the shooter is still wanted by police.
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