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Highland Park Gunman’s Motive Remains Unclear: Updates

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05.07.2022

Six people were killed and more than 30 injured on Monday when a gunman on a rooftop armed with a high-powered rifle opened fire on spectators at a Fourth of July parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park. The motive for the attack is not yet clear. The 21-year-old gunman was apprehended later Monday after a manhunt. On Monday night, there were several chaotic incidents around the country during which crowds watching fireworks demonstrations were sent into a panic after reports of gunfire; most were false alarms. The Highland Park shooting is the third high-profile mass shooting in the U.S. in less than two months, following the white-supremacist massacre at a Buffalo supermarket and the Uvalde school shooting in May. Below is what we know about the Highland Park attack and its aftermath, thus far.

About 10:15 a.m. Monday morning, shortly after the start of an Independence Day parade in the affluent Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Illinois, a gunman standing on a downtown rooftop opened fire on the paradegoers with a high-powered semiautomatic rifle, sending marchers and spectators running for their lives. The shooter rapidly fired more than 70 rounds into the crowd, then fled.

Exact moments as shots are heard as a mass shooting unfolds in Highland Park during a 4th of July parade celebration. #highlandpark #masshooting pic.twitter.com/kAPpr52OBg

Another video from a different point of view where shots are heard. pic.twitter.com/rI7TDTB3Gk

Six people were killed in the attack, five at the scene and the sixth person afterward. More than 30 people were injured either by gunfire or in the resulting panic.........

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