Highland Park police described the gunman, who has yet to be identified, as a white man between the ages of 18 and 20, with a small build and “longer” black hair.
Police are still looking for a gunman who opened fire from a rooftop onto the Highland Park Independence Day parade on Monday, killing at least six people and injuring approximately two dozen others.
Highland Park police described the gunman, who has yet to be identified, as a white man between the ages of 18 and 20, with a small build and “longer” black hair. According to Highland Park Police Cmdr. Chris O’Neill, he is wearing a white or blue T-shirt.
“We’re asking everyone to stay inside,” Lake County Sgt. Christopher Covelli said. “Right now, stay alert. This individual has not been identified. By all accounts, this appears to be completely random at this point.”
According to Covelli, the gunman fired a high-powered rifle into the parade from a rooftop. He stated that police are working to find the man.
“All indications are that he was discrete and difficult to see,” Covelli said.
Several gunshots could be heard in separate social media videos, followed by a pause and another round of gunfire. More than 50 shots can be heard in some videos.
“Investigators are working very quickly to try to identify who this person is and where he is,” Covelli said.
Anyone who has photos or video of the incident should turn them in to police.
“We’re asking anyone who has video surveillance to please review their cell phones,” Covelli said. “If you took photos near Second and Central today, they could be useful to investigators. They might find something useful in there that will allow them to continue their investigation. Please review your video surveillance if you own a business in that area. If you have any video surveillance of that area at the time, even if you don’t see anything, we’d love to look at it so we can continue our investigation.”
Furthermore, residents in the Highland Park area are asked to report any suspicious activity by dialing 911 or the Highland Park Police Department at 847-432-7730. The FBI has also set up a tip line at 800-CALL-FBI.
6 Dead, 24 Injured in Shooting at Highland Park Fourth of July Parade
The shooting happened at 10:14 a.m. in the area of Central Avenue and 2nd Street in downtown Highland Park during the city’s Fourth of July parade, authorities said.
The gunman, who has not yet been identified and whose location is currently unknown, was described by Highland Park police as a white man between 18 and 20 years old with a small build and “longer” black hair. He is wearing a white or blue T-shirt, according to Highland Park Police Cmdr. Chris O’Neill.
“We’re asking everybody to stay indoors,” said Lake County Sheriff Sgt. Christopher Covelli. “Stay vigilant right now. This person has not identified. By all means, at this point, this appears to be completely random.”
Covelli said the gunman shot into the parade with a high-powered rifle from a rooftop. He said police are working to locate the man.
“All indications is he was discreet, and he was very difficult to see,” Covelli said.
In separate social media videos, several gunshots could be heard, followed by a pause and another round of gunfire. In some videos, more than 50 shots are heard.