https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/04/us/hi...ade/index.html

A mass shooting at an Independence Day parade Monday in a suburb outside Chicago left at least six people dead, wounded about two dozen others and has sparked an extensive manhunt for an unidentified gunman who fired on unsuspecting attendees from a rooftop, authorities said.

The shooting in Highland Park, about 25 miles north of Chicago, began shortly after 10 a.m. CT as parade-goers enjoyed a sunny Fourth of July parade along Central Avenue.
Firearm evidence was found on the rooftop of a nearby business, police commander Chris O'Neill said. The firearm was a "high-powered rifle" and the attack appeared to be "random" and "intentional," said Christopher Covelli, spokesman for the Lake County Major Crime Task Force.


Authorities are working to trace the firearm to find out who purchased it and its origins, according to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spokesperson Kim Nerheim.

The suspect was described as a white man between 18-20 years old with a small build, long black hair and wearing a T-shirt. He was described as "armed and dangerous" and officials advised people to shelter in place.

Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek said the five people who died at the scene were adults. One person died at a hospital, she said, but she didn't have more information about that victim.