Numerous people shot at independence day parade in Illinois

TEHRAN, Jul. 04 (MNA) – Numerous people have reportedly been shot during a July 4th parade in Highland Park, Illinois, just two blocks away from a popular Lubavitch shul – The Central Avenue Synagogue, local US media have reported.

Police and firefighters responded to the scene on 2nd Street and Central Avenue at about 10:15 a.m. First responders reported multiple victims, with CPR required for several of them, local US media said.

Parade-goers scattered as gunshots rang out, leaving behind chairs, baby strollers and blankets they had brought to what they innocently believed would be a nice, peaceful outing.

The parade has been completely halted, with police now patrolling the area with rifles. There is no word yet on whether a suspect has been apprehended or identified.

KI/PR

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